If you live in Utah, that’s a stupid question. Utah is one of five states that don’t participate.
If you live in one of the 45 states that do, it’s still a stupid question.
A winner may be announced any minute in a jackpot that on Tuesday hit $2.04 billion (no winner had been announced at press time). Still, I’m guessing it isn’t you.
You don’t have to be a genius to figure that out. You just need to understand odds. In this case, your odds of picking five winning numbers between 1 and 69 and one additional number between 1 and 26, for the lone red ball in the drawing, is roughly 1 in 292 million. That’s according to the California Lottery’s website.