Hoping To Win The $425 Powerball Jackpot? Not A Chance!
Nobody won the Powerball drawing on Saturday, so the jackpot's up to 425 MILLION. Or $278 million if you take the lump sum. But your chances of winning it are about one in 175 million. Here are four crazy things that are more likely.
#1.) Hitting a Deer in Hawaii. According to a 2011 study by State Farm, it's the state where you're LEAST likely to do it. Obviously you'd have to BE there first, but the odds are about one in 6,000.
#2.) Dying from a Bee Sting. Your chances are about one in six million, and your chances of dying from a LIGHTNING STRIKE are about one in three million.
--But your chances of just being STRUCK by lightning are a lot higher. If you live to be 80, you have about a one in 10,000 chance of it happening at some point in your life, according to the National Weather Service.
#3.) Getting Attacked by a Shark. Your odds are about one in 11.5 million. But the odds of dying for ANY reason at the beach are about one in two million.
#4.) Making a Hole in One. For an average amateur golfer, the odds are about one in 13,000. (--But if you STINK, then obviously the odds are a lot worse.)
Your chances of getting two BACK-TO-BACK holes are about one in 156 million . . . which is STILL slightly better than your odds for winning the Powerball jackpot. Now I'm depressed!