Winning Powerball Numbers Announced

The much-anticipated Powerball numbers were drawn yesterday, Wednesday the 2nd. With a jackpot of CA$576 million, it is no wonder that Canucks were on the edge of their seat when the numbers were announced. Here they are; 2, 18, 37, 39, 42 and Powerball number 12.

Additionally, players may choose the one-time cash option, which is CA$364 million.

Canadian Powerball Lottery

Winning Numbers

Canadian players can purchase their Powerball lottery tickets at CA$2.51. If after this draw, no winner is announced, then the following jackpot will take place on Saturday.

No winner emerged for Tuesday’s Mega Millions draw, and for this reason, the jackpot of CA$523.8 million has been pushed up to Friday’s draw.

What are the Odds of Winning?

The odds of winning such a jackpot sit at around 1 to 269 million for the Mega Millions and a staggering 1 to 292 million for the Powerball. For those of you that like to dream big, the odds of winning both of these stands at an astounding 1 in 75 quadrillion.

To give you a better idea of just how unlikely these odds are, we can compare them to the odds of other unlikely events occurring. For example, the likelihood of an American getting stuck by lightening sits at odds of 1 to 13 500. So, to put it into perspective, you are far more likely to get struck by lightning than ever winning the lottery. However, should you win the lottery you must know the massive odds that you managed to defeat.

Winning Tickets

Despite the odds being massively against lottery ticket buyers, research suggests that the average American will spend around CA$250.62 annually on lotto tickets. However, many others spend much more. In Massachusetts for example, the average resident will spend around CA$921 per year on lotto tickets. Making them the big spenders on the gambling game.

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Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

If you want to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter @WriterJen

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