You already know because you've heard me say in 100 times: Your odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302,575,350. That means you have better odds to have one of these totally insane scenarios happen to you:

  • Becoming the President of the United States: 1 in 32.6 million chance of being elected if you meet the qualifications (the path starts right here in Iowa!)
  • Being a victim of a shark attack: 1 in 11.5 million
  • Death by Vending Machine: 1 in 112 million
  • Having a child prodigy: average IQ of a certified genius is 150 and 1 in 1,100 people have IQ levels that match that level or exceed it; Galileo and Leonardo Da Vinci are estimated to have IQs of at least 180 - those odds are 1 in 3.5 million
  • Having identical quadruplets: 1 in 15 million
  • Struck by lightning: 1 in 1 million chance
  • Being dealt a royal flush in an opening hand in poker: 1 in 649,739
  • Being diagnosed with the plague: 1 in 46.6 million unless you keep up your hygiene.
  • Hitting a hole-in-one in a golf game: professional golfers - 1 in 3,000; average golfers - 1 in 12,000
  • Becoming a professional basketball player: male high school athlete - 1 in 11,771; female high school athlete - 1 in 13,015
  • Surviving a plane crash: 1 in 2.63
  • Having a tax return audited: 1 in 123
  • Death by falling coconut: 1 in 50.7 million
  • Bowl a perfect 300 game: professional bowler - 1 in 460; average bowler - 1 in 11,500
  • Death by mountain lion: 1 in 32 million
  • Becoming a saint: 1 in 9.2 million
  • Predicting correct outcomes of all Sweet 16 teams in March Madness: 1 in 1.9 million
  • Death from being left-handed: 1 in 4.4 million
  • Dating a supermodel: 1 in 880,000
  • Drowning in your bathtub: 1 in 840,000

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