Let’s be truthful with ourselves. The odds of winning the jackpot are, to put it mildly astronomical. It is irrelevant which strategy you decide to use. The odds will remain the same. The lottery and lotto games are negative expectation games and the odds are against you.

 

So why play?

 

We like going after our dreams, my philosophy has always been, as in the words of Galaxy Quest uttered by Cmdr. Peter Quincy Taggart  “Never give up, never surrender!“ Which is why we continue to pursue the almost impossible. Especially when jackpots are large. After all, you can’t win if you don’t play.

The following will give an idea of what the odds are for winning the lottery. :

* We will be adding more odds

Powerball Odds

Match 5/69 + PB 1/26Odds
5 of 5 + PB1: 292,201,338
5 of 51: 11,688,053
4 of 5 + PB1: 913,129
4 of 51: 36,525
3 of 5 + PB1: 14,494
3 of 51: 580
2 of 5 + PB1: 701
1 of 5 + PB1: 92
Powerball1: 38

6/53 Lottery Odds

Match 6/53Odds
6 of 61: 22,957,480
5 of 61: 81,409
4 of 61: 1,415
3 of 61: 70

Mega Millions Odds

Match 5/70 + PB 1/25Odds
5 of 5 + PB1: 302,575,350
5 of 51: 12,607,306
4 of 5 + PB1: 931,001
4 of 51: 38,792
3 of 5 + PB1: 14,547
3 of 51: 606
2 of 5 + PB1: 693
1 of 5 + PB1: 89
Powerball1: 37