|Posted: September 25, 2005, 4:03 pm - IP Logged|
The odds of winning second place are 1 in 3,563,608.83.
Powerball sold $25,826,780 worth of tickets (not including PowerPlay) for last night's drawing, according to lottoreport.com.
Therefore, the MUSL statistically expected seven second place winners (rounded down), and that's what they got. One of them just happened to have bet the extra $1. Not an even payout with the old matrix at all.
Congrats to the lucky Colorado winner.