Photos: You have a better chance of ___ than winning Mega Millions

Photos: You have a better chance of ___ than winning Mega Millions

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Odds of being killed by lightning: 2.32 million to 1. Odds of winning Mega Millions: 1 in 259 million...ouch (source: funny2.com)

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 6:49 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 17 at 7:04 AM

The Mega Millions jackpot is juicy, but thanks to new, longer odds, it’s entirely possible the payout could reach $1 billion by Christmas.

Think you have a chance of winning? You might want to take a look at this slideshow first  … you know, before you quit your job and light that celebratory cigar with a wad of hundies.

Click here to view the slideshow

Not that we’re trying to rain on your parade or anything, but the numbers don’t lie – as of Tuesday morning you had a 1 in 259 million chance of striking it rich in this historic lottery.

So if you don’t, don’t be surprised. And if you do, be sure to remember your favorite TV news website (ahem: KMOV.com) and hook us up with a fancy gift basket.

P.S. We like chocolate.

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