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Chance of Winning $540M Mega Millions Jackpot Is .0000000039 Percent

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Clerk Ruby Sran, left, helps customers purchase Mega Millions lottery tickets at Allan's Market Wine and Lotto in Port Hueneme on July 6, 2016. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

The odds of winning the $540-million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday are roughly 1 in 259 million.

Powerball players stand an even worse chance of winning Saturday’s $288-million jackpot, where odds are stacked against them at 1 in 293 million.

Then there’s California’s own state lottery, Super Lotto Plus. The odds of having the winning ticket in that game stand at 1 in 42 million. The jackpot is $15 million for Saturday’s drawing.

But if a person has a buck or two to spare, which game offers the best chance to win?

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