A Patented Mega Millions Number Selector

Who couldn’t use $135 million? Try this, just for fun, if you’re game:


A 2005 U.S. patent with the bland title: “Method for Selecting Lottery Numbers” describes a technique that just might be worth a try:

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From the Orange County Register:

There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Tuesday’s drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery and the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing will grow to $135 million.

Three tickets sold in California had five numbers, but didn’t have the Mega number and are each worth $148,228, a California Lottery official announced. California law requires most major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.

The numbers drawn tonight were 5, 6, 22, 26, 41 and the Mega number was 6. The estimated jackpot was $116 million.

The drawing was the 12th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.
The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 175,711,536, according to the Mega Millions website. Overall chances of winning a prize are 1 in 40.