Tuesday night’s Mega Millions jackpot sits at a whopping $1.1 billion, and it’s hard not to dream big with that amount of money on the line. And while we know the odds are never in our favor, that doesn’t stop a lot of us from running out to get a ticket.
But what actually are the chances you’ll win? Mega Millions says the odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 302 million.
That’s … next to impossible. But someone has to win eventually, right? Which is exactly why people keep playing.
In reality, though, you’re more likely to be killed by a vending machine (1 in 112 million) than win the Mega Millions jackpot, according to our research.
Here are some other things more likely to happen than winning the jackpot:
- Hitting a hole in one in golf: 1 in 12,000
- Being killed by a shark: 1 in 250 million
- Being struck by lightning: 1 in 300,000
- Getting a toilet-related injury: 1 in 10,000
- Getting a royal flush in your first hand of poker: 1 in 649,740
- Dating a supermodel: 1 in 880,000
- Finding a four-leaf clover: 1 in 10,000
- Bowling a perfect game: 1 in 11,500
- Being killed by a bee: 1 in 59,507
- Catching a foul ball at a baseball game: 1 in 835
- Being born on Leap Day: 1 in 1,461
There is one thing that’s more improbable than winning Mega Millions: Having a perfect March Madness bracket. those odds are a ridiculous 1 in 9.2 quintillion.
If you do buy a Mega Millions ticket, you have until 10:45 p.m. to buy one at a store or online at . Good luck!
Sources: Bestcasinosites, Yahoo, Stacker
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