Half A Billion Dollars Up For Grabs In New York State
Do you need some extra cash? How about a couple of million dollars? Currently, there is close to half of a billion in cash up for grabs in New York State.
How can you get some of that cash? You need two things, some luck, and a Powerball or Mega Millions lottery ticket.
Both grand prize jackpots are now worth over $225 million dollars which means that if you buy a ticket for each you have a shot of winning close to a half of billion in cash.
Of course, the odds of winning are slim but it never hurts to think about winning all that money.
WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT
The current odds of matching all the numbers to win the grand prize jackpot for the Mega Millions is around 1 in 302,575,350.
WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE POWERBALL JACKPOT
The current odds of matching all the numbers to win the grand prize jackpot for the Powerball is around 1 in 292,201,338, which is slightly better than the odds of winning the Mega Millions.
4 THINGS YOU HAVE BETTER ODDS OF HAPPENING THAN WINNING EITHER JACKPOT
You have better odds of being struck by lightning (1 in 1,222,000) than winning the lottery
You have better odds of randomly picking a person in the US who is an active NASA astronaut (1 in 7,543,040) than winning the lottery
You have better odds of getting a royal flush while playing Texas Hold'em (1 in 2,598,960) than winning the lottery.
Your odds of getting a hole-in-one in golf are greatly higher (1 in 12,500) than winning the lottery.
But like the old saying, All you need is a dollar and a dream.