What are the odds of winning the lottery?

What are the odds of winning the lottery?

Everybody who has ever bought a lottery ticket will at some time have asked themselves this question. What are the odds of winning the Lottery? In order to answer this perennial question we decided to give you a few simple comparisons to explain the true odds of becoming a lottery millionaire.

  • 2 numbers (FREE ticket) 1 in 10.3 or 10% – You are more likely to live to be 100 if born after 1951
  • 3 numbers (£25) 1 in 97 or 1.03% – You are more likely to sneeze today
  • 4 numbers (£100) 1 in 2,180 or 0.05% – You are more likely to have twins
  • 5 numbers (£1,000) 1 in 144,415 or 0.0006% – You are more likely to bowl a perfect game at ten-pin bowling (11,500:1)
  • 5 numbers + bonus 1 in 7,509,579 or 0.000007% – You are more likely to be killed by lightning (2,320,000:1)
  • Jackpot 1 in 45,057,474 0.0000045% – You have more chance of becoming an Astronaut! (13,200,000:1)

Is that really enough reason not to take part?

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I am a global lottery and lifestyle consultant. I firmly believe that everybody buys a winning lottery ticket at some time in their lives, just not necessarily on the right day.

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