I’ll start by saying that I play the lottery. And I like wondering what I’d do for the rest of my life if I win. I actually think that helps me figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life whether I win or lose!
But if you play the lottery, cross your fingers but don’t hold your breath. My Financial Journey put the odds in perspective. Here are a few of the examples:
- You are more 208 times more likely to be struck by lightening this year than win the powerball (Source: National Weather Service)
- You are 16 times more likely to get killed driving 10 miles to
claim your Powerball ticket than actually winning it in the first place
- If every single person alive on the planet (6.5 Billion) bought a powerball ticket – only 44 people would win (Source: Google Search )
- You are 18,038 times more likely to have triplets than win the power ball (Source: BabyCenter and Storknet) (I know somebody that won this one!)
You can read My Financial Journey for the rest of them.
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