Sunday, February 12, 2012

What are the Chances?: a list of extreme odds.

The odds of winning a jackpot in:
Mega millions-18 million to 1
Power Ball-120 million to 1

The odds of:
being killed by lightning are roughly 2.65 million to 1. (7 times more likely than winning the lottery)
dying from flesh eating bacteria are 1 million to 1. (120 times more likely than winning the lottery)
dying from a snake bite or bee sting is 100,000 to 1. ( 1,200 times more likely than winning the lottery)
being legally executed for a crime are 30,000% to 200,000% more likely than winning the lottery.
dying in an asteroid (Apophis)collision in the year 2029 are 1.7 million times more likely than winning the lottery.
  dying on your birthday is 1 in 365 ( 800,000 times more likely than winning the lottery)
dying from:
 heart disease is 1 in 5
cancer is 1 in 7
stroke is 1 in 24
motor vehicle is 1 in 84
suicide 1 in 119
falling 1 in 218
being shot 1 in 314
drowning 1 in 1008
motorcycle accident 1 in 1020
fire 1 in 1113
bicycle accident 1 in 4919
air/space accident 1 in 5051
accidental electrocution 1 in 9968
alcohol poison 1 in 10048
summer heat 1 in 13729
earthquake 1 in 117127
flood 1 in 144156
fireworks 1 in 340733
The odds of dying, period, is 1 in 1 (this one will happen to you, time can only tell.)
But if you look life as an odds thing then consider this:
Of all the people ever born and died on this planet roughly half of us are still alive. Odds say I have a 50/50 chance of living forever.


It is 10 times more likely that you will meet a millionaire that decides to give you,a stranger, all his money right there on the spot.
It is 5 times more likely that you will get bit by a polar bear and a shark on the same day.
If you drive 10 miles to purchase your lottery ticket, it is 20 times more likely for you to be killed in a car accident along the way than to win the jackpot.
The numbers 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 in order have the same odds of coming up as any other number combination.
1 in 3 people think that winning the lottery is their only chance to become financially secure.
 You can't win if you don't play.
In 2010 there were 247 people that won a million dollars or more playing the lottery.(1 in 120 million)

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