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Odds of winning Powerball jackpot are slim, this list offers some better bets

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Winning this Saturday’s historic Powerball jackpot currently coming in at nearly 292,000,000-1. At the moment, hoping to find one of Willy Wonka’s golden tickets seems more realistic.

Of course there are folks out there who thought it a good idea to run the numbers on several other long shots that might come to pass.

  • Dying from a dog bite: 1 in 20 million
  • Becoming a saint: 1 in 20 million
  • Becoming president: 1 in 10,000,000
  • Dying from parts falling off an airplane: 1 in 10,000,000
  • Being injured by a toilet this year: 1 in 10,000
  • Finding a four-leaf clover on the first try: 1 in 10,000
  • Spotting a UFO today: 1 in 3,000,000
  • Dying from food poisoning: 1 in 3,000,000
  • Dying from a shark attack: 1 in 300,000,000
  • Dying from Measles: 1 in 300,000,000
  • Being wrongly declared dead by a Social Security data entry mistake: 1 in 23,483
  • Writing a New York Times best seller: 1 in 220
  • Dating a millionaire: 1 in 215
  • Dying from contact with hot tap water: 1 in 5,005,564
  • Winning an Academy Award: 1 in 11,500
  • Bowling a 300 game: 1 in 11,500

The source for this compilation can be found here.

 The odds against winning the jackpot will almost certainly increase as more players purchase their shot at riches.

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