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Down's avatar - Sphere animated2.gif

I know the odds of winning any lottery game is like a 1,000,000,000 to 1, but i was wondering, do you think your odds go up or down or stay the same when there are alot more people playing? take the MM jackpot for example.

Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
In response to Down

It doesn't. The only thing that can affect YOUR odds are the number of tickets you buy. However, when the jackpot is lower, the odds of you sharing the jackpot is smaller since there are less people playing.

ThatScaryChick's avatar - giphy11resized

The odds don't change no matter how many people play. 

RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
In response to Down

The odds that somebody will wins are better when more people play but the odds that is will be you stays the same.

KY Floyd's avatar - lysol avatar.jpg
In response to Guru101

Even for fairly big jackpots, the probability of multiple winners is fairly low. For the probability of 2 winners to be greater than one winner we'd have to be well into new record territory.When the jackpot is "only" 20 million there's absolutely no chance ofwinning 30 milion.  Anyone who  concentrates their plays onsmall jackpots thinking they're more likely to be the only winner ismaking a mistake.

justxploring's avatar - villiarna

As everyone already wrote, the odds stay the same.  Usually there is only one winner in a jackpot game with odds over 1 in 100 million. 

When the jackpot is "only" 20 million there's absolutely no chance ofwinning 30 milion. 

I do agree with KY Floyd on this, although I can actually feel his sarcasm.

KY Floyd's avatar - lysol avatar.jpg

There was no sarcasm in that post. It was a simple statement of factthat's directly related to the sentence that follows it. Perhaps thesarcasm you're feeling is  a product of your own interpretation.

Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
In response to KY Floyd

Anyone who  concentrates their plays onsmall jackpots thinking they're more likely to be the only winner ismaking a mistake.

That's not what I concentrate on. I was simply answering the OP's question, and YES, there is a higher chance of sharing the jackpot when the jackpot is higher because more people are playing. All I did was answer the question. There's too many on this people on this forum that assume when another person answer's a question, that THEY THEMSELF rely on that information when determining if/when/how they play. NO, IT'S NOT. I'M JUST ANSWERING THE QUESTION.

KY Floyd's avatar - lysol avatar.jpg

I didn't suggest that you, or anyone else, concentrates on smalljackpots. I simply pointed out that Even for fairly big jackpots, theprobability of multiple winners is fairly low, and that for smalljackpots the possibility of winning alarge jackpot is non-existent.

Yourodds of winning depend entirely on the game odds and how many chances*you* have. How much you might win depends on th ejackpot and thechances of sharing it if you win. Even if there was a good chance ofsharing with another winner you'd win more with a 100 million dollarjackpot than one for 30 or 40 million. Being aware that there's morechance of sharing with a large jackpot is fine, but I certainlywouldn't let that affect my betting.

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