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Every international lottery has its own structure. When we talk about structure we mean the following factors:

Powerball prizes

  • the total of numbers to choose from in the pool
  • the number of main numbers you have to pick
  • how many “extra” numbers (like the Powerball number) you must add
  • how many prize levels or tiers there are
  • how many matching numbers you need to win the different prize tiers

Also, you will want to know the probabilities (odds) for winning any of the abovementioned prize tiers.

We have prepared two tables for you that contain an overview of the most important facts for both Powerball and Mega Millions.

Payout chart table for Mega Millions

Prize TiersPrize amountProbability of winning
5 matching + Powerball numberJackpot1 in 292,201,338
5 matching + Powerball number$1,000,0001 in 11,688,054
4 matching + Powerball number$50,0001 in 913,129
4 matching $1001 in 36,525
4 matching + Powerball number$1001 in 14,494
3 matching $71 in 580
2 matching + Powerball number$71 in 701
1 matching + Powerball number$41 in 92
0 matching + Powerball number$41 in 38

In total, 1 in 24 Mega Millions tickets win one of the prizes from the chart.

Payout chart table for Powerball

5 matching + Mega Ball numberJackpot1 in 302,575,350
5 matching  + Mega Ball number$1,000,0001 in 12,607,306
4 matching  + Mega Ball number$10,0001 in 931,001
4 matching $5001 in 38,792
4 matching + Mega Ball number$2001 in 14,547
3 matching $101 in 606
2 matching + Mega Ball number$101 in 693
1 matching + Mega Ball number$41 in 89
0 matching + Mega Ball number$21 in 37

In total, 1 in 24 Mega Millions tickets win one of the prizes from the chart

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We hope that those charts help you with estimating your chances of winning in either of these lotteries.

Get your winning ticket now, and best of luck to you!