10 Things More Likely to Happen to You Than Winning The Mega Millions

By Dave Basner

January 22, 2021

Are you ready to win this week's Mega Millions and the estimated $1 billion dollar jackpot that comes with it? Well the only way to have a chance to win is to get a ticket, but the odds of you actually pulling it off and taking home the jackpot are one in 303 million. Sure, somebody has to win, so why can't it be you? Well, there actually is a good reason - because the chances of it happening are so incredibly slim. To give you an idea of just how improbable it is that you are going to hit it big, here are some things more likely to happen to you:

1. Getting Killed As You Cross The Street: Odds of it happening - 1 in 561.

2. Drowning In A Bathtub: Odds of it happening - 1 in 10,499.

3. Dying From A Hornet, Wasp Or Bee Sting: Odds of it happening - 1 in 55,764.

4. Getting Killed By A Lightning Strike: Odds of it happening - 1 in 164,968.

5. Dying In A Plane Crash: Odds of it happening - 1 in 205,552.

6. Seeing A UFO: Odds of it happening - 1 in 3,000,000.

7. Getting Killed By A Shark: Odds of it happening - 1 in 3,700,000.

8. Being Voted President Of The United States: Odds of it happening - 1 in 10,000,000.

9. Being Killed By A Snake Bite: Odds of it happening - 1 in 50,000,000.

10. Being Killed By A Falling Coconut: Odds of it happening - 1 in 250,000,000.

May the odds be ever in your favor. 

Sources: National Safety Council, National Geographic, University of Florida, Daily Mirror

Photo Credit: Getty

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