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Probability of winning both MM & PB back-2-back.

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The Quantum Master
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Posted: August 16, 2007, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

I was just thinking,with the jackpots this high, what is the probability that 1 person could win both Mega Millions and Powerball back to back?

Meaning, a Tuesday-Wednesday or a Friday-Saturday drawing in the same week.

 

Probability of winning Mega Millions alone
1 / (C(56,5) * C(46,1))
1 / 175,711,536
0.00000000569114597
0.000000569114597%

Probability of winning Powerball alone
1 / (C(55,5) * C(42,1))
1 / 146,107,962
0.000000006844253977
0.0000006844253977%

Probability of winning both MM & PB back to back
1 / (C(56,5) * C(46,1) * C(55,5) * C(42,1))
1 / 25,672,854,424,849,632
0.000000000000000038951648439686779452167552329065
0.0000000000000038951648439686779452167552329065%

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    Posted: August 16, 2007, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

    These are long impossible odds. I hope MM jackpot winner happens on the next draw, but I hope Powerball continues to roll until it reaches $390 million and one jackpot winner occurs.

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      Posted: August 16, 2007, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

      These are long impossible odds. I hope MM jackpot winner happens on the next draw, but I hope Powerball continues to roll until it reaches $390 million and one jackpot winner occurs.

      "These are long impossible odds."

       

      "Improbable maybe, but not Impossible." - Jimmy Kudo (a.k.a. Conan Edogawa), Case Closed (anime)

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        Posted: August 16, 2007, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

        "These are long impossible odds."

         

        "Improbable maybe, but not Impossible." - Jimmy Kudo (a.k.a. Conan Edogawa), Case Closed (anime)

        some people will say it sounds greedy to want to win both but i am entered in the megamillions friday and the powerball saturday. i dont know the odds of not only winning both in your lifetime but to actually win them on consecutive days im anxious to read some of the other responses because i only divide the numbers the lottery gives as possible combinations. im sure others on this site will have more in depth replies to explain the probability of winning both jackpots back 2 back


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          Posted: August 16, 2007, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

          I'm not greedy to gamble back to back. I'm just not lucky playing the lotto with Mega Millions, Powerball, and California Super Lotto Plus.

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            Posted: August 16, 2007, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

            I figure since each week I lose at both then my odds should be the same to win both in the same week! I'll let ya'll know when I hit both this week :) Who says good luck ligtening cant hit me twice.

            Seriously though I think it can happen so there is the probable and not so impossible 

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