The Mega Millions jackpot, the biggest lottery award in the game's history at an estimated $500 million, has millions of people dreaming, however ridiculous the odds may be.
The odds of getting struck by lightning are about one in 280,000, according to the National Lightning Safety Institute. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot for the next drawing on Friday are estimated at about one in 176 million, according to lottery officials. Though that bolt from the sky may strike you more than 500 times before you hit that jackpot, it's still fun to dream.
Some people claim to have strategies to increase your chances at lottery games, but mathematicians say there is little you can do to win Mega Millions.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Winning The Lottery
Of course the chances of winning the big one are about the same whether you play or not, it's still fun to play sometimes--even if GMA wants to play party-pooper: