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 . Compare these odds to some other unlikely scenarios and consider whether there might be a more foolproof way to cement your financial future.
When you play Mega Millions, you choose 5 numbers from a guess range of 1-70 and an additional Mega Number from a guess range of 1-25. This gives you a 1 in 302,575,350 chance of winning the Mega Millions jackpot.
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.
The overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 24.9, according to Powerball.
One in 317. The odds of winning $7 if you buy one Powerball ticket. One in 164,968. Cause of death: struck by lightning. Advertisement.
The odds of miraculously picking all seven numbers is 1 in 139,838,160, according to EuroMillions (sorry to be the bearer of bad news). Let’s put this figure in perspective. Here are a list of things that are more likely to happen than winning the lottery, according to the Review Journal.
The odds of winning the Powerball grand prize are 1 in 292.2 million, according to the game's own assessment. The Mega Millions jackpot odds are even more hopeless, at 1 in 302.5 million.