Lotto 6/49 is one of the most popular lotteries – with the largest jackpot – in Canada.
But what makes these 2 lotteries so attractive that millions of people all over the globe play the games?
Powerball is a joint game across the United States, with 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands all participating together. That’s millions of people playing at any given time. Of course, when the cash prize increases, more people play.
One of Powerball’s most unique elements is the jackpot, which has a minimum of $40 million and no maximum at all. This means that if no winner matches all the numbers to claim the jackpot, it will keep rolling over until someone wins.
In fact, the largest Powerball jackpot prize in history was in January 2016, when the main prize topped a whopping $1.58 billion!
Over the years, Powerball has become so popular that other countries have copied its format and now offer their own versions of the game, including Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
MegaMillions is a joint game played across the United States. A total of 44 states participate in this lottery, plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. Like most lotteries, when the jackpot amount goes up, more people purchase tickets for their shot at a huge cash prize.
Similar to the Powerball, the MegaMillions jackpot starts at $40 million and has no maximum. The jackpot continues to rollover until a player successfully matches all the chosen numbers.
The largest MegaMillions prize was in March 2012, when 3 winners claimed the massive $656 million jackpot!