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Winning the Powerball is Long Odds, but Just How Long?

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Jan 12, 2016
'Lightning (3761397565)' by John Fowler from Placitas, NM, USA - Lightning. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia CommonsBy its very nature, you're not likely to win the lottery, the giant jackpot prizes least of all. But a website that simulates Powerball drawings is a stark illustration of just how unlikely it is that you'll win anything, let alone the life-changing sums we typically associate with the lottery. It's a simple toy: put in your numbers for your ticket, add more tickets if you so desire, and then start the drawing and realize that even if you played thousands upon thousands of times in a row, you will still almost certainly not hit the big cash prize everyone has been going crazy about lately.