How Can One Calculate Winning Lottery Numbers?

How Can One Calculate Winning Lottery Numbers?

How Can One Calculate Winning Lottery Numbers?

There is no way to calculate or predict winning lottery numbers. However, there are online calculators that can help to calculate a person's chances of winning the lottery.

When choosing which lottery games to play, the amount of numbers required in each game makes a difference in terms of the odds. While a larger amount of numbers required to play decreases the chances of winning, as the numbers required increases, so does the jackpot. This makes the odds of hitting a large jackpot more difficult than hitting a smaller jackpot.

For example, as of 2014, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is approximately 1 in 258 million. The odds of winning a Daily Pick 3 type drawing, where the top prize is only a few hundred dollars is about 1 in 1000. So for larger jackpot games, it's actually much more likely that a person would get struck by lightning, than ever win the lottery.