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What Are The Odds?

If you play lotto and lottery regularly, you know that your odds of winning are pretty long.  There are certainly some things in the world that you have a better chance of, and some things whose odds are even worse than winning!  Here’s a fun look at a variety of odds and how they compare to your chance of winning the lotto.

 

 

 

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  1. drunken airline pilot, 1 in 117, simultaneously the scariest and the funniest. )))

  2. Anonymous says:

    The funniest is me winning the lottery and the scariest is after winning something happen and I can't spend it.

  3. lottery

  4. Robert Hogan says:

    The odds of me becoming rich.

  5. My odds of ending up in CA & have yet to buy a lottery ticket are pretty good lol..I need to get on that asap!

  6. The Lottery would be the scariest for me.

  7. Funniest odds that 1 in 90 is the chance of being a twin… could be the scariest odds as well.

  8. killed by a shark.

  9. Its funny the odds of doubling your money are about the same as being born a twin.

  10. Scariest odds are that I have a better chance of getting cancer than winning this $100;)

  11. Scariest odds are that I have a better chance of getting cancer than winning this $100;)

  12. Cigarette smokers aged 35, men or women, are twice as likely (when compared with non-smokers) to die before they reach the age of 65.

  13. Cigarette smokers aged 35, men or women, are twice as likely (when compared with non-smokers) to die before they reach the age of 65.

  14. Wow! At those odds, I'll never win the lottery but I might get cancer.

  15. Wow! At those odds, I'll never win the lottery but I might get cancer.

  16. scariest is the odds of getting away with murder.

  17. scariest is the odds of getting away with murder.

  18. Patti Schwartz-Wilder says:

    playing the slots..

  19. Patti Schwartz-Wilder says:

    playing the slots..

  20. Robbing a bank! lol.. could ya get away with it?

  21. Robbing a bank! lol.. could ya get away with it?

  22. The 1 in 117 odds of a pilot being drunk is pretty dang scary!

  23. The 1 in 117 odds of a pilot being drunk is pretty dang scary!

  24. Half of all murderers get away with it? That is horrifying.

  25. Half of all murderers get away with it? That is horrifying.

  26. Mytweet Sweep says:

    1 in 600 for getting cancer is really scary and the funniest would be the odds for a hole in one, my odds are definitely higher lol.

  27. Mytweet Sweep says:

    1 in 600 for getting cancer is really scary and the funniest would be the odds for a hole in one, my odds are definitely higher lol.

  28. It's scary that getting away with murder is easier!

  29. It's scary that getting away with murder is easier!

  30. JoAn Knudson says:

    I'll go with Jennifer's comment below.

  31. JoAn Knudson says:

    I'll go with Jennifer's comment below.

  32. Michigan lottery is scary and the worst ripoff to people there is. Worst than taxes.

  33. Michigan lottery is scary and the worst ripoff to people there is. Worst than taxes.

  34. Wendi Maroon says:

    I think the scariest odds are a 1 in 2 chance of getting away with murder! Makes me wonder how many murderers-who-got-away-with-it are amounst us each day…yikes!

  35. Wendi Maroon says:

    I think the scariest odds are a 1 in 2 chance of getting away with murder! Makes me wonder how many murderers-who-got-away-with-it are amounst us each day…yikes!

  36. Tom Van Wagenen says:

    Being killed by a shark or maybe winning one of these contests. I hope I am wrong about both. The shark thing is scary but I live in the midwest so I am safe.

  37. Tom Van Wagenen says:

    Being killed by a shark or maybe winning one of these contests. I hope I am wrong about both. The shark thing is scary but I live in the midwest so I am safe.

  38. scariest odds – never winning anything.

  39. Jackie Boorse says:

    Scariest…world ending on dec 21st

  40. Theresa Reed says:

    I guess you have a 50/50 chance of winning or losing either way you look at it.

  41. Sheridan Happi Jess says:

    The twin stat is cute. Wish I was!

  42. Sol Griffin Jr says:

    Winning the lottery and then all your relative are after you. Some might think winning the lottery is great, but I'd bet that person family is all dead..

  43. JA Sagginario says:

    Being shot 1:324 is pretty scary if you really think about it.

  44. odds that I will be able to get a tummy tuck because I won the lottery lol ya right!

  45. Sue Cooper says:

    The scariest odds are of "your commercial airline pilot is drunk" 1:117.

  46. The scariest odds are the odds of working a job in the US without any paid days off.

  47. Angie Newell Hammond says:

    funniest odd would be me winning the lottery. scariest would be having twins since I know I am not going to be a twin (duh). don't have the energy for 2 more. LOL

  48. Eileen Flynn says:

    funniest odds would be republicans winning this election.

  49. That's funny am 55 years old and and iam starting all over again I have 5 adult children and am pregnant again that woud be great to win the Lottery cause I think I deserve it forsure.

  50. Jess Jordan says:

    The job with no paid days off stinks LOL.

  51. After raising 6 kids, twins are the scariest thing I can think of. So happy that didn't happen to me!

  52. Lee M Lally says:

    The bonus to winning the lottery is a double edge win….you are loaded and the sky is the limit———but you get taxed and friends and family you have not seen in years, suddenly want to be besties………..

  53. The odds of me marrying a model. Maybe my odds would improve if I won a major Canadian lottery, which I am told is the same odds as being struck by lightening.

  54. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    The scariest odds are 1 out of 117 for your pilot being drunk. I don't like those odds AT ALL lol.

  55. The odds of me being the wealthiest person ever is laughable!

  56. Both terrible and ridiculous – all of us great history.

  57. still trying to win the lottery but I think they are just taking my money.

  58. Scary odds are 1 in 117 chance of pilot being drunk. Wow! That's truly is disturbing.

  59. Justin Gallo says:

    I think the odds of a drunk pilot are by far the scariest odds.

  60. I think the endless job is probably one of the scariest odds.

  61. Hannah Beck says:

    The scariest to me are the people who throw their money away on the lottery and in casinos!

  62. Sandy Weinstein says:

    the odds of me winning the lottery….would solve my problems w/ my older siblings fighting over the trust money, what little there is.

  63. Becoming an astronaut is a funny odd for me because I am claustrophobic as all get out and hate scary rides or roller coaster rides.

  64. Ed Totleben Jr says:

    I think the scariest odds are getting hit by lightning before ever hitting the lottery….sheesch!

  65. Barbara Kirshner says:

    I would say winning the lottery because I would laugh so hard because I would think it was not true!

  66. I think the odds of getting struck by lighting are scary.

  67. scariest odds would be me falling into a pit of snakes and reliving the snake pit scene in Indiana Jones. That part of the movie literally created the phobia of snakes I have today.

  68. Libby Stady says:

    scariest would be endless job, scary and sad.

  69. Anonymous says:

    Funniest odds would be me becoming an Olympian. Hey, it's fun to watch!

  70. Funny and scary being struck by lightening and surviving, but your hair is never the same.

  71. FUNNIEST AND SCARIEST ODDS-ME LIVING TO BE 100.

  72. Scary…the odds of getting away with Murder.

  73. Winning the lottery would be funniest and scariest at the same time, what would I do?

  74. Michelle Rosini says:

    I'd like to think that the odds of being being attacked by a troupe of angry baby ninja bunnies in my lifetime are relatively slim. :-)

  75. Scariest I think would be being sucked up by a tornado.

  76. Scariest odds is the lottery for mega millions! Impossible to win!

  77. Brenda Lasure-Shreves says:

    Scariest or funniest odds would be winning anything! I have never won anything in my life!

  78. Sara Campbell says:

    The funniest, and scariest, is the chance of getting killed by a shark. 1 in 300,000,000 seems like it would never happen, but it has. Someone said that being hit by lightning twice would be scary. It is scary. It happened to my dad. The first time he was near train tracks and the second time he was in his front yard.

  79. The odds of getting killed from a large rolling yarn ball is pretty high! LOL

  80. the scariest, is finding out you have family you never knew and more friends!

  81. Anonymous says:

    seems to me the odds of finding a four-leaf clover has got to be pretty high.

  82. Linda Bundrick says:

    funniest or scariest odds would be me becoming a victoria Secrets model…lol…oh that would be both funny and scary ;).

  83. I find the scariest odds is the one about being eaten by a shark.

  84. Joanne P Quarz says:

    The scariest odds are getting cancer this year. I already love my tattoo so I'm safe there.

  85. Charity Smith says:

    It's a game of chance.

  86. Becoming rich.

  87. Scariest odds are of getting cancer.

  88. Funniest odds would be winning something. Anywhere.

  89. Michelle Verdi says:

    The scariest odd is that its more likely I'll get cancer this year than to hit 2 numbers in the mega million!

  90. to me the funniest odds are running into 2 ex-boyfriends at the same time you are with your current boyfriend!

  91. Craig Brown says:

    Scariest odds are getting in a plane crash.

  92. Carol Buchman says:

    The scariest to me is that the odds of getting cancer at 1 in 600 is better than the odds of winning the $10 by getting 2 & the megaball at 1 in 800! YIKES! SCARY!

  93. I think the scariest is the odds of your pilot being drunk now I'm going to be scared of flying the funniest is becoming an astronaut

  94. Scariest odds that something would happen to one of your children.

  95. Alicia Ransom says:

    It's pretty scary to me the odds of getting lightening struck are pretty high.

  96. getting cancer this year is the scariest odd.. or getting shot.

  97. funny odd is the winning the lottery or someone who manages to win the lottery 7 times, that I call lucky.

  98. Jamie Chance Hodges says:

    They're all ridiculous. :)

  99. Getting struck by lighting is pretty scary!

  100. Wow! Never knew the odds! They are all scary. Big winners are national headlines, – so where is all the money left after the winners are paid off?

    • Rachael Simmons says:

      or the people who buy tickets and win n never claim them. in maine there was a winner and they never came forward. i believe it goes back into the prize pool when no one comes forward w a winning number. i dont get what you mean by money left after winners r paid off? do you mean taxs go?

  101. Marylou Sakosky says:

    My odds are better than not playing is the way I look at it.Besides Ii Love to Dream!

  102. Selene Montgomery says:

    The scariest would be getting the odds of getting cancer this year.

  103. The funniest or scariest would be if I actually won a lottery.

    • Rachael Simmons says:

      and i read and article of over 50 people who won who regretted winning. ruined there lives. people calling up claiming there related and asked for help. every1 wanted to know be so nice and friends, some had relatives try to murder them ect. so winning odds can be bad odds.

  104. scariest odd would be getting killed by shark, funniest is thinking your tattoo is a mistake.

  105. Depressing!

  106. Scary that the odds of getting on a plane with a drunk pilot are 1:117. Yikes!

  107. I think winning the lottery and getting hit by lightening are the funniest odds.

  108. Tinha Cornelius Fitzgerald says:

    Winning the lottery has scary odds!

  109. Beth Johnson Titus says:

    The scariest odds are the 1 in 600 contracting Cancer!

    • Rachael Simmons says:

      cancer i figured would be a lower odd then 600 as i have had 3 uncles die of cancer in under 2 yrs. my aunt got ovarian cancer twice and survived both. my 2nd cousin died of cancer. my grandfather died of liver cancer(turned to jell-o being an alcholic). a lot of aunts uncles n a grandfather died of cancer from my dads side. luckily no one has got cancer thru my moms side or any of her six kids. i know a lot of people who died from cancer so i figured the odds of 600 were high. but its still not big enough odds. be nice for a complete cure.

  110. Crystal Breedlove Carlisle says:

    scary that you have a better chance to get away with murder than anything.

  111. Kelly King says:

    1:600 getting cancer is pretty scary.

  112. Rachel Buiten Rohde says:

    funniest is thinking your tattoo is a mistake. scariest is getting killed by a shark.

  113. win

  114. Scariest odds= getting struck by lightning.

  115. Jessica Collins says:

    The odds of me winning anything are slim to none!

  116. scariest odd is getting cancer this year.

  117. Audrey Merrill Golden says:

    The odds of being struck by lighting are better than winning the lottery! Now that's scary!

  118. biggest odd has to be mega millions! or having quadruplets naturally!

  119. Kim Branson says:

    The odds of not winning the lottery because you don't play it….1:1.

  120. Carrie Shoemaker says:

    the odds of being struck by lighting are better than winning the lottery.

  121. Odds of being killed by space debris – 1 in 5 billion.

  122. Tracy Simms says:

    definatly the funniest is the lottery…still trying to win after 20 years :)

  123. Karla Sailer Hamann says:

    Funniest for me would be to somehow become famous, the scariest, that there would ever be two of me! Have a great day everyone! GL

  124. I think the scariest odds are being killed by a shark! =| stephiestafford@gmail.com

  125. the scariest would be there being two of me lol.

  126. The scariest odds are the 1: 324 chance of being shot!

  127. The lottery itself, any and all, instants to mega lottos, all to scary odds for me to play.

  128. Tamara Budd says:

    The drunk pilot stat is pretty scary. I'm going to think about that every time I fly now.

  129. scariest odds would be the odds of getting hit by lightning or better yet…getting hit by lightning twice.

  130. Sonya Miller says:

    Funniest odds for me would be me winning the lottery then have a space meteor to hit my home……..LOL.

  131. Scariest odd is getting away with murder – 1:2! Yikes!

  132. Rj Shelby says:

    I hear the odds of getting lightening struck are pretty high…to me that's pretty scary.

  133. I think the funniest odds is thinking your tattoo is a mistake.

  134. Scariest odds would be winning the lottery and pass away next day.

  135. The funniest odds is thinking your tattoo is a mistake, the scariest for me is the drunk pilot (I am afraid of flying) and being killed by a shark (I am afraid of the ocean). Oh and from now on I will buy more than one ticket for lotto!

  136. Dementia hits everyone in my family when they reach their mid 70's: Odds of me not getting it? Dunno. I'm trying my best to prevent it, but we'll see.

  137. Betty Raymer says:

    With the big banks screwing us more everyday the odds are this country won't survive as a world leader!

  138. The odds of me winning anything substantual are great.

  139. Finding your soul mate, because it was love at first sight, then staying happy and married forever. That's how it happen for my husband and me, we met 40 years ago, and it was love at first sight. Unbelievable odds.

  140. Mattisa Moorer says:

    Interesting odds!

  141. winning…… anything!

  142. Lloyd McKay says:

    scariest odd would be…if I got pregnant, uh.

  143. Carla Coe says:

    The getting away with murder is pretty funny

  144. Jacqueline Ivy Boyter says:

    I think it's funny that your chances of getting away with murder are better than getting 1 number correct and still not winning money. No wonder there's so much crime lol.

  145. Alan Tong says:

    Getting killed by a shark! 1 in 300 million…. interesting!

  146. Ah…Vegas…

  147. the lottery!

  148. it's a long shot but the odds r good.

  149. Funniest or scariest odds would be me winning the lottery or better yet me bumping into Bon Jovi on the street! hubba hubba I would so make a fool out of myself that man is so HOT!

    • Lee M Lally says:

      For 50 he still looks good…….If I win…we will buy out a whole concert and I will take you. You appreciate my taste in tasty men. lol

  150. I NEED THIS MONEY.

  151. there seems to be an error in the odds for a job with no paid days off; is it 1 in 4 or 1 in 40?

  152. to win the MEGA MILLIONS.

  153. Mark Colacioppo says:

    Interesting stuff…

  154. Still more scared of sharks.

  155. all of a sudden my heart hurts… thanks stumbleupon

  156. Don't care what the odds are. Won a car, 40,000 seven years ago. First thing I heard from most people was, I never win anything. Did you play the contest? "Well no". Someone will win, and you gotta have a ticket for a chance to win.

  157. Jack Willingham says:

    Wow! Really make you think about playing the Lottery.

  158. Liz Young says:

    Yeah but the odds of getting killed by a shark MUST be much higher here in Oz so I'm going to go get me a ticket :-).

  159. Javier Checo says:

    Better buy me a drink,,,,

  160. Doug Garfinkel says:

    Pretty interesting, and eye opening!

  161. Whoa…that's pretty heady stuff.