Thursday, January 14, 2016
All right, I did the odds: it's easy. There are 310 Million people in the United States. On average, 280 people in the United States are struck by lightning ever year.
Which means, approximately one person out of every one million people in US will likely get a lightning strike this year.
Your chance of winning the POWERBALL is is 1 in in 292 Million.
Conclusion: You have the same chance of being struck by lightning 292 times as you do winning the POWERBALL.
I think I will buy two tickets tonight and double my chance.
Crap, somebody won and I missed it. Think I will save my $4.00
Of course, I have had two near lightning strikes in my life; that means there is still a chance I can have 290 more - or perhaps win the POWERBALL next time.