Thomas J. Brock. Updated November 04, 2020. More than a third of Americans believe winning the lottery is the only way they will ever retire comfortably. But the odds of winning either the Powerball or Mega Millions are roughly 1 in 292.2 million and 1 in 302.5 million, respectively. 1 2 .
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To win the money (or a lump sum option worth roughly $716 million), someone would have to beat staggering odds. The odds of winning that jackpot are one in 302.5 million, according to Mega Millions.
49/6 x 48/5 x 47/4 x 46/3 x 45/43 x 44/42 = 15,485.95. We now divide this by the number of possible combinations (15) to get: 15,485.95/15 = 1032.397. Making your odds of winning a prize for matching four numbers approximately 1 in 1032.
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According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the major prizes are: Lotto jackpot: 1 in 45,057,474 EuroMillions jackpot: 1 in 139,838,160 Set For Life top prize: 1 in 15,339,390 Thunderball top prize: 1 in 8,060,598
These are the jackpot odds for the UK games according to the National Lottery :-. EuroMillions is 3 times harder to win than Lotto. And Lotto is 3 times harder to win than Set For Life. And Set for Life is twice as hard to win as Thunderball. So the main game with the best odds is Thunderball.
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