Thinking about playing the Powerball or Mega Millions? Here’s how you can improve your chances of winning

A sign advertises Powerball and Mega Millions lottery jackpots at a store in Atlanta, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. An estimated $550 million jackpot is up for grabs on Saturday night's Powerball lottery drawing, making it potentially the 8th largest prize in the nation. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Dr. Jason Gershman, associate professor of mathematics and statistics at Nova Southeastern University, joined Bill and Wendy by phone to talk about the odds of winning the lottery. He also shares some powerful lotto strategies you can use based on simple math.

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