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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