You can play electronically. But only in Illinois.
Money Mann wrote:
1. It would take too long to enter all possible combinations.
2. There could be multiple winners out there which could mean a winning share of less than $176M after taxes.
I don't play, but I don't think you need to pick the numbers in order. Your formula is assuming you need to pick the right numbers in the right order. That would make it much harder, not that it's not already hard enough.
Saul Goodman wrote:
Something seems wrong with that math. I had to check the rules, it says there's 5 numbers 1-56 and a mega-number 1-46.
56*55*54*53*52*41 = 18,793,494,720
(subtracting 1 from each multiplier since you can't use the same number twice).
Am I doing something wrong?
The odds of nobody winning this one are slim.
i love peepees wrote:
I hope nobody wins, then next drawing will be crazy huge.
Even if you had 10,000 people working for you, all of the possible combinations couldn't be covered in 3 days.
Saul Goodman wrote:
To answer the original question: I think it would take a fair amount of time to fill out 176 million lotto tickets. Factor in the time it takes to generate all the combinations, you'd have to have several hundred people working on it, even then you'd not be guaranteed the full jackpot.
$1 isn't worth the chance for even as little as $1,000,000?
sdfafsda wrote:
Why would anyone buy a lottery ticket for tonight's Mega Millions drawing when a huge amount is taken out as taxes? Not worth it.