Powerball jackpot hype is rising, again. With the Powerball jackpot for tonight’s drawing reaching $430 million, players are lining up in lottery stores to buy the lucky ticket. Of course buying the winning ticket is a long shot. The chances are extremely low, and they remain the same as the jackpot keeps on climbing. But there is a simple way to boost the chances of winning: join a pool. That will help you to multiply your chances of winning a piece of the game, but it will reduce the size of the reward, as the jackpot must be shared with the other pool members. Still a small piece of a big pie is worth the bet.
… If you spend $10 on your own, you play 5 games ($2 per game). But if you spend $10 in a pool where 100 people contribute $10 each, you play 500 games. This means that your chances of winning are 100 times higher.