I Played 10 BILLION Lottery Tickets! <Check Out the Results Below>
MarkKohler (4)

Run this MegaMillions Bulk Lottery Simulation and see your $$$, or more likely your LOSSES. Compare your results against the statistical odds:

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Statistics from 10 BILLION lottery plays:

-------------------Here are the results for this lottery batch-------------------

Total tickets played: 10,000,000,000
Total money spent on base tickets: $20,000,000,000
Total money spent on Megaplier option: $10,000,000,000
Total number of jackpots won: 25
Total non-jackpot base prizes won: $2,508,632,308

NOTE>> Statistical average for megaplier drawing is 3X
Total non-jackpot megaplier options:
2X: $2,508,632,308
3X: $5,017,264,616
4X: $7,525,896,924
5X: $10,034,529,232

Total non-jackpot base ticket Return on Investment 'ROI' ($2 per ticket): -87.46%

Total non-jackpot megaplier option ROI (extra $1 per ticket):
2X: -74.91%
3X: -49.83%
4X: -24.74%
5X: 0.35%

Total non-jackpot base ticket plus megaplier option combined ROI ($3 per ticket):
2X: -83.28%
3X: -74.91%
4X: -66.55%
5X: -58.19%

Winning Ticket Summary (xWhite_ball + xGold_ball)
$2 Prize (0w+1g):............................ 272,973,525 (1 in 36.63 odds)
$4 Prize (1w+1g):............................ 111,873,362 (1 in 89.39 odds)
$10 Prize (2w+1g):............................ 14,436,449 (1 in 692.69 odds)
$10 Prize (3w+0g):............................ 16,504,192 (1 in 605.91 odds)
$200 Prize (3w+1g):.............................. 687,912 (1 in 14,536.74 odds)
$500 Prize (4w+0g):.............................. 257,566 (1 in 38,825.0 odds)
$10,000 Prize (4w+1g):............................ 10,942 (1 in 913,909.71 odds)
$1,000,000 Prize (5w+0g):............................ 830 (1 in 12,048,192.77 odds)
MegaMillions Jackpot (5w+1g):......................... 25 (1 in 400,000,000.0 odds)
Overall odds of winning: 1 in 24.0

Processor Time: 35.42 hours

78,415 ticket calculations/second

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pythoder (183)

lol, i have to wait a lifetime to get my results. it says 1.93845874743e+2846 hours

MarkKohler (4)

@pythoder Wow, that's a bit more than a lifetime. That's older than the universe itself. There's a slight possibility that there could be a bug in the code. Check back with me after it's run for a few decades.

pythoder (183)

@MarkKohler heh, i spammed the 0 key(or should i say held) for 20 seconds