Posted on Sat, 09 Jan 2016 by adamlamers
I wanted to see how long it would really take for someone with my luck to pull the winning lottery numbers.
With the Powerball jackpot hitting record highs, I found myself buying tickets to try and win. I know the odds are extremely slim, but I wanted to get instant feedback about exactly how bad my luck really is. So, I made a simulator that draws against fake lottery tickets super fast so I can see how many years I'd have to consistently play the powerball twice a week in order to win a significant amount of money.
You can try your own luck here. So far, I haven't even won the million dollar prize in 18,000,000 drawings, and over 173,000 years playing one ticket per drawing.