Beat the lottery winning odds
Is it at all possible to buy so many lottery tickets to check off all the possible combinations?
Imagine that you are a millionaire and you can literally toss the money around. Would be there something to stop you from buying as many lottery tickets as possible to check off all the possible combinations in USA Mega Millions lottery, for example?
Buying all the lottery tickets for a draw - Background
On 25 February 1992 when the lottery winning odds for Virginia Lottery jackpot of $27 mln were estimated as 1 in 7 mln, an Australian lottery syndicate purchased 5 million tickets. They just run out of time to buy the remaining 2 million tickets. And, imagine, it still hit the lottery jackpot.
That set a precedent which got Virginia Lottery operators concerned that that could happen once again so that they suspended the wholesale ticket purchases. Surely enough that provoked the players' indignation as they had to wait in the queues just to buy a single ticket.