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Here's how likely it was that no one won the Powerball jackpot Wednesday night

A powerball Lottery ticket is shown in this photo illustration after being purchased at a gas station in San Diego, California, February 10, 2015.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

It turns out that no one winning Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing had a slightly better than even chance of happening.

In a Powerball drawing, five numbered white balls are chosen from a drum containing 69 balls, and a single red ball is chosen from a drum of 26 balls. To win the jackpot, your numbers must perfectly match the numbers drawn.

There are 11,238,513 ways to draw the five white balls from the drum of 69 balls. Multiply that by the 26 red balls, and you get a total of 292,201,338 total possible Powerball draws. That means for every read more >>>

Source : BusinessInsider.Com