Although the exact odds depend upon many factors, let's look at a couple of examples. In a lottery in which you pick 6 numbers from a possible pool of 49 numbers, your chances of winning the jackpot (correctly choosing all 6 numbers drawn) are 1 in 13,983,816. That's 1 shot in almost 14 million.What to do if you win the lottery?
Before Claiming Your Prize. When you win a lottery jackpot, you need to surround yourself with professionals. Hire yourself a good attorney who is well-versed in financial issues, as well as a solid fee-based financial advisor and a CPA. You are going to need them to help you make the best decisions for your future.