When we talk about winning Powerball or Mega Millions we should know that these lotteries differ from sweepstakes because the winner isn’t randomly drawn from all of the entries. Rather entrants play by buying a ticket with a combination of numbers, and those combinations is drawn as the jackpot winner. Meaning the chances of winning is fixed and isn’t influenced by how many people buy tickets. Because there are a fixed number of the lottery combinations, a very determined entrant with enough money at their disposal could buy every single possible combination and guarantee a jackpot win.
Let’s take the example of Powerball, in order to win the jackpot you need to have a lottery ticket with the correct combination of the five white balls and the red Powerball. There are 69 possible numbers for the white balls and 26 possible results for the Powerball. Thus, the odds of picking that perfect combination with a single ticket are one in 292,201,338. Each Powerball ticket costs $2 meaning you could buy all possible combinations for $584,492,676.
You can also guarantee a jackpot win for Mega Millions, you just need to have a lottery ticket with the correct combination of five white balls and the Mega Balls . The five white balls have possible numbers ranging between one 1 and 70, while the Mega Ball can be between 1 and 25 , that means you needs to cover 302,575,350 combinations to guarantee a jackpot.
Mega Millions for $3 that means that if you can guarantee a Jackpot for the lowest possible investments, you could do it for only $453,863,025.
So here are the tips to guarantee your winnings on Powerball and Mega Millions.