THE ODDS OF
WINNING THE LOTTERY
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What are the odds of winning the lottery?
If you take your standard 6/49 type lottery your
chances of winning on a single ticket is 1 in 13,983,816.
Now before you go thinking that once the jackpot
reaches 15 million or more you'll go out and by all the tickets bear in mind
that someone else may win along with you and it's been tried before by a group
of people and they never had enough time to buy all the combinations before the
cutoff. Luckily for them, they did manage to purchase the winning ticket.
Powerball is perhaps the largest lottery
consistently providing record breaking payouts, but the odds of winning go down
The odds of picking the five correct white balls out
of 55 as well as the correct red ball out of 42 to win the grand prize are 1 in
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