Louisiana, Here’s Your Odds of Winning the $810 Million Jackpot
In case you haven't heard, the Mega Millions jackpot is growing to historic levels. Currently, the jackpot sits at $810 Million - which is the 4th largest jackpot EVER. So, if you're hitting the local gas station, expect some delays as people load up on their chance to win. For 28 consecutive drawings, nobody has been able to match all 6 numbers.
With a jackpot that large, it's kinda dumb to not at least try to win, right? I mean, I'm not a big lotto guy...but it's hard to deny that a $2 investment could lead to a huge payday. But, whether you play every week or only try when it's a massive jackpot, have you ever looked at the odds of winning? To put it bluntly, they're not good. Like at all.
The odds of winning the grand prize are just about the size of a grain of sand - 1 in 302.5 million. So, we're talking impossibly small. But, maybe you're not greedy. Maybe you'd be ok with a million. Well, those odds are better at 1 in 12.6 million. Still a pretty big long shot to win. To put it in perspective, here are some other longshot odds for you to consider:
- Odds you die in a plane crash - 1 in 11 million
- Odds you die in a car crash - 1 in 101
- Odds of getting struck by lightning - 1 in 1 million
- Odds of meeting the President - 1 in 5,000
So, like I said, the odds of winning any large sum of money are not in your favor. Plus with the taxes and all that, You're only getting a lowly $470.1 million. That's chump change. That's not even worth the effort of standing in line to buy a ticket. I kid, I kid. Yeah, of course, someone has to win eventually. But the odds it will be me or you are not good. But, hey, generational wealth from a $2 chance...it's always worth a shot.
And, if you do happen to win, here's some palaces in the region that you could buy with your $470 million. Next drawing is tomorrow night.