What are the chances of winning the lottery?

The winner of the British lottery recently was Kevin Halstead from Lancashire, who took home 2.3 million pounds. However, Kevin felt that he did not want his life to change much. He said: “I do not want to collect my work. “I asked my boss for free time, one month, maybe two, but I do not want to part with my friends, and I really like my work.” Therefore, he will ride the same bus that he liked to drive the last 17 years, but he will also return to the village where he was born and buy his daughter a pony. Kevin is pleased with the machine that he already has.

Many people dream of winning the 比特 lottery in the same way as Kevin Halstead, but they are not aware of real chances.

Odds of winning the jackpot

In fact, it is estimated that the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 13,983,816, almost the same odds of becoming an astronaut. The probability of a lightning strike is actually higher – 1 in 2.32 million. Mathematician Bill Hartson has calculated that a consortium can increase its chances of winning a first prize of 1 to 14 by buying £ 100,000 tickets every time the jackpot accumulates and makes good profits.

Most people tend to forget that the jackpot is just one of the prizes offered. On average, one million players win prizes every week. Of course, in order to win the jackpot, all six numbers must match, but money is also paid out only for three numbers. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 54, and the money paid ranges between £ 100,000 and £ 10.