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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Powerball Odds Explained by Airplane Life

Start by printing out one Powerball ticket for each of all possible number combinations.

Then place each ticket on a seat in a United Airlines 787-9 Dreamliner. Keep placing tickets on seats and fill up as many 787's as required.

Arrange all of the 787's nose to tail, nose to tail.


The string of 787's would completely circle the Earth.

And you'd still have 521,491 Dreamliners left over!

Good Luck, and we hope you are sitting in the correct seat on the correct plane.

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Below are the numbers you'll need to verify our results.

Powerball odds to win jackpot: 1:292,201,338
Seats on a United 787-9 : 252
Length of a 787-9: 62.81 meters
Circumference of Earth: 40,075.16 kilometers

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