Chances of winning the powerball jackpot
The odds of being struck by lightning this year are one in 1.19 million, making it about 246 times as likely as winning the Powerball jackpot.
No matter how many people play Powerball, the chances of winning never change. For example, in order to win the big jackpot, a winner must have chosen all.
Chances are that Powerball ticket you bought isn't the big winner. In fact, it's far more likely you'll get killed by a vending machine. Yet the probability is still incredibly small. Stuntman suffers major injuries after being run over on set of TV series 'Shooter' USC's copy of O. And behind every game of chance is some fascinating math. There is still the taxman, plus you might have to split your winnings. This incentivizes more people to play, and makes the game harder to win.