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Chances of Winning Mega Millions

What Are Your Chances of Winning Mega Millions?

Everyone has their own way of playing the lottery, and although some have their own "winning theories," it's actually just the luck of the draw. In fact, you have a much higher chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the Mega Millions. Here are more very unlikely scenarios that have a better chance of happening than you hitting the jackpot:

  • Getting cancer in your lifetime: 1 in 2
  • Being selected on The Price Is Right: 1 in 36
  • Being audited by the IRS: 1 in 175
  • Being born with 11 fingers or toes: 1 in 500
  • Getting injured and dying in the next year: 1 in 1,820
  • Winning an Academy Award: 1 in 11,500
  • Finding a pearl in an oyster: 1 in 12,000
  • Becoming a pro athlete: 1 in 22,000
  • Becoming blind after Lasik surgery: 1 in 85,714
  • Dating a supermodel: 1 in 88,000
  • Being struck by lightning: 1 in 280,000
  • Dying in an airplane accident: 1 in 354,319
  • Getting killed by fireworks: 1 in 616,488
  • Being a billionaire: 1 in 7,000,000
  • Becoming the president of the US: 1 in 10,000,000
  • Getting attacked by a shark: 1 in 11,500,000
  • Being killed by a mountain lion: 1 in 32,000,000
  • Winning the current Mega Millions lottery jackpot: 1 in 176,000,000.
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