Missouri Lottery - When to Play
Use this guide to determine when to play a specific game in the Missouri lottery. This page focuses on the odds of playing any particular game and what I call the "Expected Value" to determine when is the best time to play.
Based on the odds of playing the Powerball, the Jackpot should be at least $161,134,919 before you consider playing. I do not recommend playing Powerball games because the odds are far too astronomical for you to affect. Note that you can also add to your potential winnings by choosing the powerplay option but this does not increase your odds of winning.
This is an excellent game to play due to the great starting jackpot. You won't have to wait long before the jackpot reaches the desired amount to reach the Expected Value. The jackpot should be $2.9 Million before you play. Here are your lottery odds.
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