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For a $2 ticket, people have a chance to win the Mega Millions record-breaking lottery jackpot of $1.6 billion.
Do you want to be a billionaire?
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Mega Millions is a lottery game played in 44 American states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The winning ticket must match six numbers, from 1 to 70.
About 280 million tickets were sold for the October 19 drawing. Those tickets covered 60 percent of all possible number combinations.
So, what are your chances of winning the $1.6-billion _____ (1 word missing) this time?
Very, very small.
The _______ (2 words missing) The Motley Fool says the chance of someone winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302,575,350. The chance is a little better with the Powerball. It is 1 in 292,201,338.
You are more likely to ____________ (4 words missing) than win the jackpot, at least in the United States. The National Weather Service says a person has about a 1 in a million chance of getting hit.
Americans even have a better chance at becoming president than they do at winning this week’s jackpot. The U.S. population is about 326 million. There are about 10 presidents in an average lifetime. So, a person’s chances at becoming president are 1 in 32.6 million.
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