Big Jackpot Lottery Odds .. Seven or Eight Balls | One Set Only

An alternative playing format for Lottery Games such as Mega Millions and Powerball, where players

currently select two sets of balls -- five of one set; one of another set. Instead, the method presented

herein involves only one set of balls. The chance of a successful draw match is based on the number of

balls correctly chosen from a given set. For example, a lottery game offers a 58-ball set, where balls

are numbered 1 to 58, and a player must select seven of the 58 balls. The chance of correctly matching

all seven balls in any given 7-of-58 game draw is 1 in 300,674,088.

By comparison with any seven or eight ball choice scenario presented below, the chance for a

succcessful match of a Mega Millions draw (five white balls from 1 to 70 and one Mega-Ball from

1 to 25) is 1 in 302,575,350. For Powerball (five white balls from 1 to 69 and one Power-Ball

from 1 to 26), the chance is 1 in 292,201,338.

An alternative playing format for Lottery Games such as Mega Millions and Powerball, where players

currently select two sets of balls -- five of one set; one of another set. Instead, the method presented

herein involves only one set of balls. The chance of a successful draw match is based on the number of

balls correctly chosen from a given set. For example, a lottery game offers a 58-ball set, where balls

are numbered 1 to 58, and a player must select seven of the 58 balls. The chance of correctly matching

all seven balls in any given 7-of-58 game draw is 1 in 300,674,088.

By comparison with any seven or eight ball choice scenario presented below, the chance for a

succcessful match of a Mega Millions draw (five white balls from 1 to 70 and one Mega-Ball from

1 to 25) is 1 in 302,575,350. For Powerball (five white balls from 1 to 69 and one Power-Ball

from 1 to 26), the chance is 1 in 292,201,338.

Seven Balls Chosen Eight Balls Chosen Set ... Chance, Set .... Chance, of 1 in -- of 1 in -- 50 ... 99,884,400 40 .... 76,904,685 51 ... 115,775,100 41 .... 95,548,245 52 ... 133,784,560 42 .... 118,030,185 53 ... 154,143,080 43 .... 145,008,513 54 ... 177,100,560 44 .... 177,232,627 55 ... 202,927,725 45 .... 215,553,195 56 ... 231,917,400 46 .... 260,932,815 57 ... 264,385,836 47 .... 314,457,495 58 ... 300,674,088 48 .... 377,348,994 59 ... 341,149,446 49 .... 450,978,066 60 ... 386,206,920 50 .... 536,878,650 61 ... 436,270,780 51 .... 636,763,050 62 ... 491,796,152 52 .... 752,538,150 63 ... 553,270,671 53 .... 886,322,710 64 ... 621,216,192 54 .. 1,040,465,490 65 ... 696,190,560 55 .. 1,217,566,350 |

SO -- Would you prefer this, the current standard ??? |
OR -- as an example -- 8 balls from a set of 47, odds 314,457,495-to-1 Numbers enlarged for easier reading and marking. |

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