The US Powerball jackpot stands right now at $198 million. The Mega Millions jackpot is currently $47 million. While these are both huge jackpot prizes, it seems that Powerball has an unbeatable edge and bragging rights for record lottery jackpots.
But everything could change in the next draw. At times Mega Millions is the top lottery to play, but at other times, all the attention deservedly goes to the US Powerball.
There is indeed fierce competition between these two lotteries to see which one can offer the higher jackpot.
Who Has More Record Lottery Jackpots?
For nearly 4 years, Mega Millions was the world’s leader, having awarded a $656 million jackpot to three winners in March 2012. Then the Powerball came around and broke the record, reaching an astronomical height of $1.58 billion. Yes, you read that right – 1.58 billion dollars. The jackpot fell in January 2016 – there were 3 very lucky ticket holders.
In the race between the two great American lotteries, the US Powerball currently has the lead. The Powerball’s advantage is 7 to 3, but everything could change at the next draw. Maybe the Powerball jackpot will fall while the Mega Millions continues its rollover streak.
Here’s how things stand right now in the top ten highest lottery jackpots ever awarded:
|1||$1,586m||$983m||Powerball||January 13, 2016||3|
|2||$656m||$474m||Mega Millions||March 30, 2012||3|
|3||$648m||$348m||Mega Millions||December 17,2013||2|
|4||$590m||$371m||Powerball||May 18, 2013||1|
|5||$587m||$384m||Powerball||November 28, 2012||2|
|6||$564m||$381m||Powerball||February 11, 2015||3|
|7||$536m||$378m||Mega Millions||July 8, 2016||1|
|8||$487m||$342m||Powerball||July 30, 2016||1|
|9||$448m||$258m||Powerball||August 7, 2013||3|
|10||$429m||$284m||Powerball||May 7, 2016||1|
With all these incredible record-breaking lottery jackpots, what’s a player to do?