A look at the math of tonight's Mega Millions odds
Delaney Turner 270003RQ8K Delaney.Turner@ca.ibm.com | | Tags:  information-insights ibmsoftware
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On a Smarter Planet, analytics make cities safer and people healthier. Crunching the numbers gives us insights that make our businesses outperform.
Some insights, though, aren't as exciting. For example: at last count, your chances of winning tonight's $540-million Mega Millions lottery were 176 million to one.
I repeat: 176 million....to one.
In other words, you are:
How do I know? Watch below, where IT World's Keith Shaw lays out the math in painful detail.
Han Solo said "Never tell me the odds!" and ended up encased in carbonite. Then again, he did end up with Princess Leia in the next movie. So, maybe you should buy a ticket (You know, just in case).