Lottery Odds

By Milo Cruz
Last Updated: May 24, 2019

Part of playing the lottery more strategically is to figure out your chances of winning. It's one way for you to select the best lotteries you can join. After all, it mostly boils down to luck.

In this article, find out what your odds of winning are for two of the biggest lotteries out there. For now, we've highlighted Powerball and Mega Millions, but you can expect more of your favorites to be included in future updates.

Powerball Odds: What Are The Chances Of Winning The Powerball?

Really quite small, to be honest. With a 1 in 292,201,338 chance, you'd have to be extremely lucky to win the Powerball jackpot.

Curious to find out how we got those figures? You can learn more about the math behind those numbers by clicking the link above.

Mega Millions Odds: What Are The Chances Of Winning The Mega Millions?

With a 1 in 302,575,350 shot at snagging the jackpot, winning the Mega Millions grand prize is no easy feat, either.

You can learn more about we calculated those odds by following the link above.

Mega Millions vs Powerball Odds

Take a look at a comparison between the two lotteries through the link above. But as you can already see, your chances of winning the jackpot are slightly better with Powerball than with Mega Millions.

Statistically speaking however, winning the top prize for either lottery is among the longest of long shots. In fact, you're more likely to be killed by a meteorite or a vending machine than take home the jackpot. Still, that doesn't put off any of the thousands of players who regularly participate in these games.

And who can blame them? The thought of becoming an instant multi-millionaire sure sounds appealing.