Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot

Here's a bit of perspective if you're hoping to win the Powerball.

Odds of winning the jackpot: 1 in 175 million.

Odds of these other things happening:
Becoming President: 1 in 10 million
Getting struck by lightning: 1 in 1 million
Dying in an on the job accident: 1 in 48,000
Dying in the bathtub: 1 in 840,000
Dying from a bee, hornet or wasp sting: 1 in 6.1 million
Dying in an asteroid apocalypse: 1 in 12,500
Death by flesh eating virus: 1 in 1 million
Dying in a plane crash: 1 in 1 million
Death from being left handed (and using a right handed product): 1 in 4.4 million
Becoming a movie star: 1 in 1,505,000
Dying in a car accident: 1 in 6,700

Good luck winning the lottery! (This Wednesday's jackpot is $475 million)

(Statistics from kmbc.com)