• These things are more likely to happen to you than winning the Mega Millions (...Sorry)

    By: Kevin Williams


    In the history of the world, there has never been a larger jackpot than Tuesday’s $1,600,000,000 Mega Millions prize.

    Yes, the idea of alllllll that money is tempting. So tempting. The houses, the cars, the clothes, the private jets, the idea of telling your bosses what you really think of them: The opportunities are as seemingly endless.

    Also seemingly endless: The ridiculous things that are more likely to happen to you than winning the Mega Millions. Sorry. We’re just preparing you.


    The odds of matching all six numbers of Tuesday’s Mega Millions: 1 in 302,000,000

    Odds of being an astronaut and going up in space: 1 in 13,200,000

    Odds of being designated a saint: 1 in 20,000,000

    Odds of being elected President of the United States: 1 in 10,000,000

    Odds of being struck by lightning: 1 in 576,000

    Odds of winning an Olympic medal: 1 in 662,000


    Odds of winning an Oscar: 1 in 11,500


    Odds of being injured by a toilet: 1 in 10,000


    Before you get too discouraged, rest assured that you do have a better chance of winning Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot than a meteor landing on your house.

    That’s about it, though.

    Good luck, folks!

    Remember, we’ve got you covered for tonight’s drawing. We’ll have the winning numbers tonight on Eyewitness News at 11 p.m. and we’ll send you an alert with the WFTV News App.


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