Crazy Lotto Odds

So, you might think the odds of winning a lotto or lottery jackpot are pretty low, right? The chances of winning a typical lotto, like Powerball or Mega Millions is about 1 in 175,000,000!  That’s all the possible number combinations.  You can even check the odds for your own state lotto games here.

What Are The Odds


What Are The Odds?

With such long odds, it seems almost impossible to win.  But, it’s interesting to take a look at other things that have better and worse odds than winning the lottery.  You might be surprised, and I’m sure you’ll get a chuckle.



Here are some crazy odds that are more likely to happen than winning the lotto:

Dating a super model: 1 in 88,000

Killed by a vending  vending: 1 in 112 million

Drowning in the bathtub: 1 in 840,000

Giving birth to identical quadruplets: 1 in 13 million

Making two holes in one in one round of golf: 1 in 67 million

Winning an Academy Award:  1 in 11,500

Striking it rich on Antiques Roadshow: 1 in 60,000

Getting a royal flush in poker on first five cards dealt: 1 in  649,740

Killed by falling airplane parts: 1 in 10 million

Finding a four-leaf clover on first try: 1 in 10,000

Person in the military winning the Medal of Honor: 1 in 11,000

Here are some crazy things that are LESS likely to happen than winning the lotto:

Killed by a falling coconut: 1 in 250 million

Killed in a shark attack: 1 in 251 million

Killed by falling space junk: 1 in 21 trillion

Being killed on a 5-mile bus trip:1 in 500,000,000

So, what does this all mean? Sure, you have a long shot to win the Lotto, but if you do win, bingo.  Don’t get discouraged, keep playing.  There are plenty of things less likely (and less pleasant!) that can happen than winning a big Jackpot, so keep up the hope.  Once we launch our Free Lotto here at RewardIt, you’ll have plenty of chances to win!

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