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 winning an Academy Award: 11,500 to 1. Odds of winning MegaMillions: 175,711,536 to 1. ... And the winner is ... (source: funny2.com)

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by KHOU.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 31 at 8:07 AM

Think you’re going to win the MegaMillions jackpot? Get in line.

But 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.

Not that we’re trying to rain on your parade or anything, but the numbers don’t lie – you’ve got a 1 in 175,711,536 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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