Transcript for Friday the 13th Could Be Lucky for 1 Lotto Player
Going to turn to the megamillions jackpot. It could make friday 13th the luckiest day ever for the winner. The jackpot is now $400 million. The drawing's tonight. Abc's linsey davis with the latest. Good morning, linsey. Reporter: Good morning, george. There are statistics that would suggest that when the 13th of the month falls on a friday, there's fewer accidents, fires and thefts because people are more cautious. But statisticians may have new data to analyze with the megamillions drawing tonight because people now have 400 million reasons to feel a little lucky. It could just be that today is the luckiest unlucky day ever. I feel pretty lucky. Reporter: Of course, the odds are in your favor if, one, you buy at least one ticket for tonight's $400 million megamillions jackpot. And, two, you are not one of the estimated 17 million to 21 million americans suffering from A FEAR OF FRIDAY THE 13th. Wouldn't it be fun to have a BIG WINNER ON FRIDAY THE 13th? Reporter: That winner would cash in on the second-largest jackpot in megamillions history. The fifth-largest jackpot ever. But of course, odds are, you won't win. In fact, your chances of winning the revamped megamillions has dropped from 1 in 176 million to roughly 1 in 259 million, which means it would be way more likely for an amateur golfer to hit a hole in one on consecutive par 3 holes. You would be 37mes more likely to give birth naturally to quadruplets. Or 1,369-times as likely to date a supermodel. Big, big odds to win that jackpot. But someone is going to eventually win. Reporter: But perhaps, as the 13th year of the 21st century comes to a close, maybe, just maybe, this is one time when it pays not to be superstitious. Who wouldn't have a nicer christmas if they won $1 million? Reporter: In the new revamped game, five of the six balls now range from 1 to 75 instead of 1 to 56. That's right. That's the deal. Reporter: This move actually was intended to make it continue to roll over so the pot keeps getting bigger and bigger. And so far, that's actually won because nobody has won. Right. Reporter: It's working, in part. We are seeing this more and more, the big jackpots, rolling over. Reporter: They're doing this in competition with powerball because they've been starting to see these huge, $500 million, $600 million, close to $1 billion. That's fine. By powerball, they did it doubling the ticket cost. With this, they're making the odds worse for all of us. What's that word again? You can do it. Wow. Anybody heard that? I'm going to follow-up on that. Anybody have a fear of friday THE 13th? Anybody? No. No. If I win -- I wish there was a window. Anybody going to play? Raise your hand if you're playing. You have to be in it to win
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