Little Known Historical Fact:
1. New Hampshire was the 1st to introduce the state lottery in 1964.
2. There are 292,201,338 U.S. Powerball ticket combinations.
Even at $2/ticket to buy every possible Powerball ticket combination a you'd have to spend $584,402,676.
In 2010, state lottery revenue came out to $370 for every resident of Delaware, $324 per capita in Rhode Island and $314 per capita in West Virginia. https://smartasset.com/taxes/the-economics-of-the-lottery
Americans spent more on lottery tickets that year than they did on sporting events, movie tickets, books, video games, and recorded music”. https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/01/07/heres-what-americans-are-spending-on-lottery-ticke.aspx
Odds of winning the Mega Ball Mega Millions Jackpot is 1 in 258,890,850.
The odds of getting struck by lightning according to research by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other partners in National Geographic is 1 in 700,000 http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/06/0623_040623_lightningfacts.html