Todd’s Take: Your Powerball Numbers Suck As Much As Mine [VIDEO]
Powerball fever is about to strike for the second time in less than a week as Wednesday night's jackpot is already estimated to be at least $1.5 BILLION! That amount of money might be hard to wrap your brain around, but I'm sure that we could all figure out a way to spend it!
I'm going to buy a ticket tonight. The numbers I will be playing are:
1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 and for the red ball "power" ball, I'm going with 6.
Sounds pretty stupid, huh? I mean, what are the odds of the first six digits in our numerical system being the winning numbers drawn? Well, one in 292,200,000, approximately.
That is also the same chance YOU have of winning with whatever dopey numbers you pick! Birth dates, anniversaries, kid's ages, "lucky" numbers... Doesn't matter.
Your numbers suck as much as mine and you aren't going to win Powerball.
There's a very good reason lotteries are called a "tax" on people who can't do math.
To illustrate, the odds of you getting struck by a bolt of lightning tomorrow are one in 1.19 MILLION. In other words, you'd be 246 times more likely to go all Ben Franklin up in this bitch than you are to become independently wealthy overnight!
If that doesn't sink in to that thick skull of yours, try this... Flip a coin, and if it lands on heads, flip it again. If it landed on heads again, flip it 26 more times and if lands on heads every single time after that, THEN go buy a ticket.
The odds of flipping a coin and it landing on the same thing 28 times in a row, is roughly the equivalent of the odds of hitting the jackpot Wednesday.
Two to the 28th power, or:
2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 268,435,456 which is STILL far better odds than Powerball!
Watch my demonstration before you go blow $20 bucks on tickets. If you do buy a chance or two, good luck -- you'll need it!