Mega Millions Your Odds Of Winning

11:30 AM, Mar 30, 2012   |    comments
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The reality is that the odds of winning a big Mega Millions jackpot are very slim.

By the numbers, you have a 1 in 175,711,536 chance of picking That got us to thinking...what are some other interesting odds that we can use to help put this into perspective.

  •  Among general populations, the chances of having twins in the 21st century are about 3 in 100, or about 3%. 
  • The odds of getting struck by lightening in the U.S. as of 201310,000,000
  • Odds of spotting a UFO today: 1 in 3,000,000
  • Odds of dying from a shark attack: 1 in 300,000,000
  • Odds of becoming a saint: 1 in 20 million
  • The odds of dating supermodel: 1 in 178,100 (BookofOdds.com)
  • The odds of hitting a hole-in-one in golf: 1 in 12,750
  • Odds of dying from Measles: 1 in 300,000,000
  • Odds you will be injured by a toilet this year: 1 in 10,000
  • Odds of bowling a 300 game: 1 in 11,500
  • Odds of dying from contact with hot tap water: 1 in 5,005,564

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