What Are the Odds of Winning the 6/49 Lotto and How Many Stupid People Buy Lottery Tickets?

The odds of winning on a Lotto 6/49 are 1 in 13,983,816, because that’s how many different groups of six numbers can possibly be drawn.

This means the odds of winning are about the same as flipping a coin and landing on heads twenty-four times in succession.

The odds of winning second place are 1 in 2,330,635.

A recent Gallup Poll showed that 57 percent of North Americans have bought a lottery ticket in the last twelve months.

The odds against hitting the jackpot on a slot machine are 889 to 1.

If you add together all the numbers on a roulette wheel, 1 to 36, the total is the mystical number 666, often associated with the Devil.

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