Odds Of Winning The Powerball Jackpot Worth Over $400 Million
Looking to win Wednesday (2/19) night's Powerball Jackpot worth over $400 Million? Get ready to have your dreams crushed and the odds revealed.
Skip Garibaldi, a professor of mathematics at Emory University in Atlanta says
''You are three times more likely to die from a falling coconut, seven times more likely to die from fireworks, and way more likely to die from flesh-eating bacteria (115 fatalities a year) than you are to win the Powerball lottery.''
So with odds like that is it possible? You bet it is!
To guarantee a win by buying every single number combination, you would need to purchase over 195,249,054 tickets. That would pretty much cost you the entire $400 million jackpot.
For security purposes, the Lottery strongly encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing them.