## We did the maths to see if it’s worth buying a Powerball ticket ahead of Wednesday’s \$460 million jackpot drawing

The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is up to \$US460 million. Though that’s a pretty big prize, working through the maths of how lotteries work suggests that buying a ticket is not a great investment. The low probability of winning and the risk of splitting the prize in a big, […]

## We did the maths to see if it’s worth buying a Powerball or Mega Millions lottery ticket

The jackpots for both Powerball and Mega Millions are above \$US300 million as of Thursday morning. Though that’s a pretty big prize, working through the maths of how lotteries work suggests that buying a ticket is not a great investment. The low probability of winning and the risk of splitting […]

## Inside ‘El Gordo’, the world’s largest lottery that’s routinely worth billions

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## Here are the winning numbers for the US Powerball jackpot

Here are the winning numbers for Wednesday...

## 9 over-the-top purchases you could make if you won the \$880 million US Powerball jackpot

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## If you win the US Powerball lottery, don’t take the payment in a lump sum

The Powerball lottery jackpot has reached \$700...

## Why most people refuse to sell their lottery tickets for twice what they paid

The lottery provides a wonderful real life test for how the cognitive bias of regret avoidance impacts our decision making. The Powerball jackpot rose to \$US700 million at the time the above video was first published – the current Powerball jackpot has reached over \$US620 million. Meanwhile, the Mega Millions […]

## Whether or not you bought a Powerball lottery ticket proves a basic truth about money

Somebody is going to win the Powerball lottery...

## How winning the lottery affects happiness, according to psychology research

At 10:59 pm ET on August 23, a lucky winner...

## A single winner just took home \$960 million, the largest lottery prize in US history

A single lottery ticket worth \$758.7 million...

## The \$700 million Powerball jackpot is the second-largest in US history — we did the maths to see if it’s worth buying a ticket

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## Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s \$700 million Powerball drawing

The jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball...