Why You Have Almost No Chance to Win Powerball's $700 Million Jackpot - TheStreet

They say all it takes is a dollar and a dream.

Let's face it, it's a lot more fun to thinking up the millions of things you would do with a giant lottery jackpot, rather than thinking about just how small your chances of winning really are.

Bad news, if you are playing Powerball, your odds are even worse than you think.

Back in October 2015, the lottery commission increased the total number of balls from 59 to 69.

When you buy that ticket, your chances of winning are now one in 292.2 million.

SO start daydreaming about all the things you have a better chance at winning, like an Oscar or the presidency. You have a better chance of becoming a saint and yes even getting struck by lightning.

For many, the $2 price of a lotto ticket is worth it for a shot at living bigger than Beyonce.

As small as the chances are.

You are not alone, as the jackpot reaches record levels, experts estimate Americans will buy up somewhere around two billion of them.

So good luck out there... you are going to need it.

Meanwhile, here's another cool read on the big Powerball jackpot. 

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