SAN ANTONIO  -- Math students at San Antonio College are changing the way lottery odds are calculated in Texas.

  • Students say breaking even is not winning
  • Challenged current Mega Millions odds of 1 in 24
  • Lottery Commission agreed to change wording of odds

The students said breaking even on a lottery ticket does not mean a person is a winner.

According to them, the Texas Lottery Commission's statistic that the odds of buying a winning Mega Millions ticket was 1 in 24 is incorrect. Their basis is because it counted break-even tickets as part of the winning results. The Texas Lottery Commission agreed. 

The wording on a Mega Millions ticket will now say “Overall Odds 1 in 24.0 (Including break-even prizes).”

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