What are the Odds of Winning Powerball Grand Prize With R?

This R Tutorial will show you how to perform Powerball data analysis using the odds of winning. Powerball tickets cost only $2, which is less than half the price of a cup coffee. If that $2 ticket hits the Jackpot, then it would be the most beneficial reward.

What are your chances of winning?

  • Grand Prize -> Match 5 White Balls and the Powerball -> 1 out of 292,201 3,338.00

  • $1,000,000 -> Match 5 White Balls -> 1 in 11,688,053.52

  • $50,000 -> Match 4 white balls with the Powerball -> 1 out 913,129.18

  • $100 -> Match 4 White Balls -> 1 in 36.525.17

  • $100 -> Match 3 white balls with the Powerball -> 1 out of 14,494.11

  • $7 -> Match 3 White Balls -> 1 in 579.76

  • $7 -> Match 2 white balls with the Powerball -> 1 out 701.33

  • $4 -> Match 1 whiteball and the Powerball -> 1 In 91.98

  • $4 -> Match The Powerball -> 1 In 38.32

The odds of winning the Grand Prize are 1 in 192,201,338. However, it would be twice as expensive to purchase all variants of the tickets, since each ticket costs $2.

What is the Powerball?

Powerball is comprised of 69 white balls, and 5 will be drawn. There are 26 red balls (Powerball), which total 6 balls that must match the drawing to win the Grand Prize. Every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time AMERICAS), the Powerball drawings will be held. We draw five white balls from a drum containing 69 balls and one of the 26 red balls.

Powerball Match and Prize Variables

Below are the variables created starting at the top and ending with the lowest prize, as well as the outputs for each.

R else if() statements

A functional else if() is required to create a function to determine which prize a person might win. Because it allows multiple conditions to be checked, the function works. The function will allow us to use the variables above and create a function that will print out which prize you won.