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?
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!