Looking to win Wednesday (2/19) night's Powerball Jackpot worth over $400 Million? Get ready to have your dreams crushed and the odds revealed. 

Skip Garibaldi, a professor of mathematics at Emory University in Atlanta says

''You are three times more likely to die from a falling coconut, seven times more likely to die from fireworks, and way more likely to die from flesh-eating bacteria (115 fatalities a year) than you are to win the Powerball lottery.''

So with odds like that is it possible? You bet it is!

To guarantee a win by buying every single number combination, you would need to purchase over 195,249,054 tickets. That would pretty much cost you the entire $400 million jackpot.

For security purposes, the Lottery strongly encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing them.

 

 

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