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What are the odds of there being a mega millions winner tonight?

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Will there be a MM winner tonight? I can't play till next Tuesday......

 

No "My tickets are lucky" type ego, just the facts please....

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I can assure you nothing I have will win - so you are safe from my tickets 

LOL

Good luck next Tuesday!

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I believe this jackpot will continue to roll. I'm not playing tonight.

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I have better chance to selling 5 books,  pistachios,  coffee, etc ,  than honestly hitting 5 numbers.   Even if I hit 3 +1 that amt would go into paying something off.  If I were to hit 5 numbers,  I would take a portion and start tiaa acct and put money onto corona stock .

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As Always:

Jackpot = 1 in 302,575,350

$1,000,000 = 1 in 12,607,306

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In response to WhoaMama

You know WhoaMama, it's actually not a trivial question. The probability depends on the number of distinct combos that are purchased before the drawing, which is something only the people who operate MM know for sure.

If everyone selected their numbers randomly (which not everyone does) then you could estimate it using some reasonable assumptions about random processes. But we know many people are going to play 1-2-3-4-5+6 for tonight"s drawing. And many more are going to only play numbers between 1 and 31 (birthday numbers). So it's hard to give reasonable odds unless you work for the lottery and have access to that data. I wonder if they would respond to an information request.

Good luck next Tuesday.

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