What are the odds of getting even in the Power Ball lottery?
Not too good is your answer. Lets make the first assumption in Power Ball and
that is we are dealing with a 5 number game because the 6^{th} number
the “Power Ball” is independent of the other numbers. That means over time the Powerball
is just as likely to be high or low or even or odd. For example out of 566 drawings the power ball
has been even 278 times or 49% of the time.
In the 5 numbers that are drawn from the same pool there is a 31.45% chance that 2 of the numbers
will be even, and a 32.51% chance the 3 of the numbers will be even that is a
63.96% chance that during the next Powerball drawing that there will be either
2 or 3 even numbers only . the numbers
start to fall from there as you can see
the rest of the chart the following break down .
Number of Times

out of

%


Even

0

16

566

2.83%


Even

1

90

566

15.90%


Even

2

178

566

31.45%


Even

3

184

566

32.51%

63.96%

Even

4

75

566

13.25%


Even

5

21

566

3.71%

So if you want to increase your chances of winning the Power
Ball Lottery make sure to only have 2 or 3 even numbers.
Remember the balls don’t Lie.
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