When it comes to winning the lottery, everyone who plays is confident that he or she is going to win that jackpot. However, with a chance of 1 in 14 million, doing so is much much harder than you think.
In fact, a lot of the things we consider ‘unlikely to happen’, are actually far more likely than winning the lottery.
From being crushed by a meteor to winning an oscar, here they are: (the article continues after the ad)
10. Die from being left-handed and using a right-handed product incorrectly – 1 in 4.4 million (Source)
9. Being crushed by a meteor – 1 in 700,000 (Source)
8. Die from being hit by a falling plane part – 1 in 10 million (Source)
7. Die in a plane crash – 1 in 11 million (Source)
6. Getting hit by lightning – 1 in 10 million (Source)
5. Die from flesh eating bacteria – 1 in 1 million (Source)
4. Become an astronaut – 1 in 12 million (Source)
3. Give birth to identical quadruplets – 1 in 13 million. (Source)
2. Win an oscar – 1 in 11,500 (Source)
1. Win an Olympic medal – 1 in 662,000 (Source)
Good luck on the next lottery!
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Sources: Lottery: 11 things that are more likely than winning the Lotto jackpot