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Probability Of Winning The Lotto (And Other Unlikely Things)

What Are The Chances?

(of winning the lotto and other crazy things)

Getting cancer in your lifetime

1 in 2

Being selected on The Price Is Right

1 in 36

Getting audited by the IRS

1 in 175

Beating the house in a hand of BlackJacks

1 in 2.2

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

Find a pearl in an oyster

1 in 12,000

Becoming a pro athlete

1 in 22,000

Going blind after laser eye surgery

1 in 85,714

Dating a supermodel

1 in 88,000

Dying in an airplane accident

1 in 354,319

Getting killed by fireworks

1 in 616,488

Getting dealt a royal flush in poker

1 in 649,740

Being struck by lightning

1 in 700,000

Winning $1,000 in California Scratcher

1 in 960,000

Being a billionaire

1 in 7,000,000

Becoming president of the USA

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 $1,000 in the McDonald's Monopoly game

1 in 36,950,005

Winning the Megabucks Slot Machine Jackpot

1 in 49,836,032

Winning the Mega Millions lottery jackpot

1 in 135,145,920

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Probability Of Winning The Lotto (And Other Unlikely Things)

shared by Shane Snow on Jul 19, 2012 in Entertainment

Probability Of Winning The Lotto (And Other Unlikely Things)

shared by Shane Snow on Jul 19, 2012 in Entertainment


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