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Mega Millions odds less than being struck by lightning

Monday, March 26, 2012
Excitement builds for Mega Millions lottery Mega Millions lottery ticket

No one picked all six numbers in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, so the jackpot has grown to $356 million. The odds of winning are one in 175 million.

According to a book by CSU East Bay Professor Mike Orkin, the odds of being on a plane with a drunken pilot are one in 117; odds of being struck by lightning -- one in 576,000; odds of dating a supermodel - 88,000 to one - but those odds of dating a super model would likely improve if you won that Mega Millions jackpot.


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