Shalender, the CEO of Priza Technologies says that total number of combinations in Mega Million are 258 million but the number of predictions they do is 50 million including the mega ball. At $1 a ticket, the total cost of 50 million tickets is $50 million. Given that the Jackpot of Mar 11, 2014 is $309 million, if the prediction is correct then the winner can gain $309 million by just investing $50 million in tickets, a gain of 6 times.
Priza is currently working on mobile and web apps to provide these predictions in real time for all kinds of draws, including the real time Hotspot. They claim that these predictions are bound to be better than a normal quick pick because they plan to give different intelligent predictions to different people. If 5 million people are signed on to their service and each of the subscriber buys 10 tickets then the total number of different tickets is 50 million. With 50 million different tickets it is highly likely that one of the subscriber will hit the jackpot.
Priza predicts that in future people will start using their app instead of Quick Pick. For the people who do not like to put black pen marks for each of the 10 tickets, they plan to sell portable printers directly connected to their predictions, which will print the dots on the forms. Priza recommends people to download the predictions from the above links and match it with the results when on Mar 11.