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10 Things More Likely To Happen Than You Winning The 500 Million Dollar Powerball Jackpot

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$500-millions dollars sure would look nice next to the $3 I have in my wallet right now.

If you haven’t already heard, (or seen lines of foolishly hopefully thinkers buying lottery tickets) Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot is estimated to be half-a-BILLION dollars.

That’s a lot of scratch.But before you cash in your kid’s college savings to go buy Powerball tickets, do you know what your odds of winning are?

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It says right on the Colorado Lottery website: “Odds of winning jackpot prize 1 in 176 million.”

What happenings have odds better then you getting Powerball-rich?:

  1. The Denver Broncos winning the Super Bowl: 1 in 10
  2. Being injured by fireworks: 1 in 19,556
  3. Being struck by lightning: 1 in 3,000
  4. Becoming a pro athlete: 1 in 24,550
  5. Dating a super model: 1 in 88,000
  6. Being dealt a royal flush in poker: 1 in 649,740
  7. Winning an Olympic medal: 1 in 662,000
  8. Finding buried treasure in your back yard: 1 in 1,800,000
  9. Being killed from parts that fall off of an airplane: 1 in 10,000,000
  10. Being attacked by a shark: 1 in 11.5 million

Yes, you are 17-times more likely to be killed by parts that fall off of an airplane that you are to win the Powerball jackpot. Tough luck sunshine.

Now, after saying all that; I admit that I am going to break down and buy a few tickets for myself. I’m in a decent place financially, and I don’t mind chancing a few dollars on a Scrooge McDuck-sized fortune instead of buying a soda at the gas station.

I’m a sucker for that many decimal places.

What would you do with $500,000,000?

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