Monday, January 24, 2011

The Average 18 Year Old Has 6,255 Chances to Win the Lottery

Have you ever wondered how many chances you have to win a major lottery in your lifetime?

We too have asked ourselves this question many times. So we consulted the U.S. World Factbook and found the average life expectancy of a U.S. resident is 78.4 years. Since a person must be 18 years old to legally purchase lottery tickets, we find that a person has about 60 years in which they can buy Powerball, Mega Millions, or other lottery tickets.

Since these major lotteries have drawings twice a week, there are 104 opportunities to win each year. Multiplying 104 times 60 years, we obtain 6,240. Because of leap years, a player gets another 15 drawings to play. Adding 6,240 and 15 together, we find that there are a total of 6,255 drawings that may be played

Thus, we conclude, that: The Average 18 Year Old Has 6,255 Chances to Win the Lottery

As you get older, the number of opportunities becomes smaller. You can check the table below to see how many drawing you may have left to play.

Age Drawings
18 6,255
20 6,047
25 5,526
30 5,005
35 4,483
40 3,962
45 3,441
50 2,920
55 2,398
60 1,877
65 1,356
70 835
75 313

Note: These are only averages. Unfortunately, some players may pass away before they reach 78 years old. Others who are more fortunate, can have many more years left to dream.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lottery Full Wheel Calculators Released

We are proud to announce that we have begun to roll out our new Full Wheel Payout Calculators for the following lotteries:
You can access these pages from the links above, from our Lottery Research Page, or the "Lottery Combo Tables" link on our Lottery Power Picks home page.

While we are still in the bug/shakeout mode, we have decided to provide these calculators to you in a phased mode.

The purpose of these pages are to help you, the lottery players, better understand how much money: it would cost you to purchase a full lottery wheel; you would win if any or all of your numbers were to appear in the associated lottery drawing; and, lastly, how much your profit or loss from that transaction was.

During the coming weeks, we will be testing these pages to make sure that everything works properly. We will also be expanding these pages to include all of our covered lotteries.

We hope this information is helpful and gives you more information about the financial risks associated with playing the large lottery games.
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