Powerball jackpots get smaller

January 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Lottery News

As more US states are selling both Mega Millions and Powerball Lottery tickets there are fears that we could have seen then end of the $300 million jackpots. Because there will be more players and more tickets sold for the Powerball Lottery each week there will be more combinations of lottery numbers bought making the probability of creating a jackpot winner greater more often, which in turn will make the Powerball jackpots get smaller.

By the end of January the US states and territories which will sell both Mega Millions and Powerball Lottery tickets will include; Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

In recent weeks we have brought your lottery news stories of both the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries give away huge lottery jackpots but will we see less of them now that more player are joining the action? On Boxing Day the Powerball Lottery was won by a Kentucky resident who was given tickets in error which went on to earn him $128 million. The Mega Millions lottery jackpot had rolled over for nearly seven weeks before one lucky ticket holder matched all five main lottery numbers and the Mega Ball to scoop the $162 million jackpot.

Don’t be too disheartened to hear the news of dropping jackpot values as we here at Online Lotto can tell you that a US National Lottery is in the pipeline and could be here as soon as the end of the year. Details of a US National Lottery are still hazy with tickets believed to cost somewhere between $2 and $5 but most importantly it will have jackpots that could reach $500 million! As soon as we hear any confirmed details we will bring you all you need to know.

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