This is so unfortunate. While many people are hoping and praying that they win the Powerball jackpot drawing tonight, Jan. 13, the sad truth is, you probably won’t win. Why? Because the odds of hitting the jackpot are one in 292.2 million, according to a new study. And those are some really bad odds.
We have bad news for those hoping to win the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot drawing tonight, Jan. 13. It’s so much more likely to get hit by lightening than it is to win tonight’s big prize, a new study has found. To see other reasons why you likely won’t win, click below.
Right now, the odds of hitting the jackpot are one in 292.2 million, according to The New York Times. And as the news outlet points out, the odds of being struck with lightening this year are one in 1.19 million. That’s depressing. But that’s not all. The study also claims that an amateur golfer is 23,376 times more likely to make a hole in one than any of us are to winning the jackpot.
Look at it this way: to win, you not only have to get all five white numbers matched with your ticket, but you also have to have the correct Powerball number. And each of the white numbers is picked from a spinning apparatus full of balls numbered 1 to 69. Plus, there are red Powerball numbered balls ranging from 1 to 26. Those are some tough obstacles to beat.
However, if you want to be optimistic, there’s always a chance you could win. It’s just not a very good one. Yet, there is one way to guarantee yourself the big prize. Yes, that’s correct. You just need $584.4 million to purchase every possible combination of numbers.
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