Wild things more likely to happen to you than winning the lottery

Nov. 3, 2017


The odds of winning the Powerball's grand prize are 1 in 292 million. In fact, you wouldn't believe what sorts of things are more likely to happen to you.

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The chance of you winning an Academy Award is 1 in 11,500, which makes winning an Oscar sound a lot less difficult than it is.

If Oscar gold doesn't appeal to you, there's a 1 in 662,000 chance that you'll win an Olympic gold medal. But plenty of bad things are more likely...

like being murdered, the odds of which are 1 in 21,000, or dying at work, which has odds of 1 in 48,000. Maybe just work from home.

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The odds of a left-handed person dying from using a right-handed product incorrectly is 1 in 7 million — hope you’re a righty.

Ever heard of a "pogo-stick-related injury"? You're more likely to visit an ER with one than win the Powerball, with odds at 1 in 115,300.

Despite ‘Jaws’ and a general fear of sharks, your odds of dying in a shark attack are 1 in 3.7 million.

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Being crushed by a meteorite would be a pretty badass way to go out, but the odds of that happening are 1 in 700,000.

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So maybe you haven’t won the Powerball — there are worse things that could happen.

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