Who was the comedic actor (character and real name) that asked with a hopeful smile something like “So you’re telling me there is a chance," and what was the film? Yes there is a chance at Power Ball. There are 69 ways to choose the first. Now there are 68 left so for each of the 69 first choices there are 68 ways to make the second choice. That brings us to 4692 ways except it doesn't matter what the order is. So (1,2) is as good as (2,1). Since order doesn't matter, divide the 4692 ways in half. There are 67 ways for the third. The no.of ways to get the first three in order is 69, 68, 67, but divide out the 3x2 or 6 ways that order does not matter. ETC, ETC., .... to give 69x68x67x66x65 divided by 5x4x3x2x1. Note there is never going to be a (1,1), (2,2), (3,3). Also, understand why we are dividing out the 120 ways that the order of the first five doesn't matter. So the number of ways the first 5 could come up is 1348621560 divided by the 120 ways that order doesn't matter for 11238513 winning ways. Now take 26 ways that the red ball could come up and imagine: Suppose you are watching TV and have that one ticket of the 11238513 winning ways! Now for the red ball. That red ball is going to be a 1 or a 2 or a 3 or a 4, etc. all the way up to 26. It is a heart attack waiting to happen. There are 26 times 11238513 ways altogether = 292201338.