Lottery mania has many American’s dreaming of the estimated $675,000,000 prize up for grabs. That would make a new year’s resolution of prosperity in 2016 a dream come true for the winners.

 

But not likely!

 

The chart below shows your odds of winning the top prize. In reality, buying a lottery ticket is nothing more than a regressive, voluntary tax. That said, someone will win the top prize and that’s what keeps America playing the lottery. Our success as a country was built on, and always will be, a nation of dreamers—no matter what the odds of success are!

 

Good luck!

 

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