How can you win the lottery? Valley math teacher Scott Adamson talks lottery odds

Winning the lottery is a dream, and often the odds are literally stacked against you.

Scott Adamson, a math teacher at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, says the odds of winning the lottery are almost zero.

In fact, to no one's surprise, if you don't play the odds are winning are zero. if you did play, the odds are winning are .00000000386. Pretty low, Adamson says.

If you filled out every possible Mega Millions combination, you'd have over 259 million sheets of paper. Stack those up high? You'd have a 12-mile stack of potential winners.

Watch the video in the player above to learn more entertaining lottery comparisons.

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