# Odds of Winning: 1 in 292 million…Challenge Accepted!

\$2 for the chance to win…dun dun DUN…\$1.5 billion dollars? I’ll take it!

I bought a ticket for last Saturday’s drawing using the numbers from the back of my fortune cookie. Unfortunately, while theΒ cookie was tasty, it failed to deliver on the lottery numbers. This time I went with a more reliable method: I let the computer randomly pick the numbers for me. ^_- Did you know that computers are better at picking truly random numbers than humans?

Sure the odds of winning are small, but 1 in 292 millionΒ is still greater than 0. Based on the number of tickets sold, statistically, it is almost guaranteed that someone will win tonight (if not multiple people). And let’s be real–a ticket costs less than a 20 oz soda and a candy bar. There are worse ways to spend \$2. To those of you who live in Powerball states: have you bought a ticket? Even if you don’t, would you buy a ticket if you did?

1. That’s great! (Unless you spent more than that on tickets lol) How many numbers did you match to win that?

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1. I think it was just the powerball number at the end. If you go to powerball . com > winning prizes it gives you the details on how much, if any, you won. (And no ma’am I did not spend more than \$12 lol.)

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2. Then you’re already ahead! lol I would have gotten the Powerball number too on Saturday if I had followed my gut instead of the fortune cookie. Hindsight… π

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1. I bought tickets, and though the chances of winning something other than the jackpot are closer to one in twenty five, I still win nothing. Nada. Maybe next time.

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1. Likewise. We matched 2 numbers, but not the powerball which was worth a whopping \$0. XD

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