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    It's easier to get struck by a lightning than to win the lottery

    WICHITA, KS (KCTV) -

    A man in Wichita is proving an old saying that it is easier to be struck by lightning than to win the lottery.
    http://www.kctv5.com/story/17304770/...htning-instead

    glad he's OK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donjeta View Post
    I can't remember the odds quoted on the recent mega million lottery, some mind boggling number, yet 3 people hit it.

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    Well, I'm not holding my breath on the mega million, but I'd be happy with just one million and that's much more doable. I personally know 3 people who've won between 2 and 7 million so I'll just keep playing and hoping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    I can't remember the odds quoted on the recent mega million lottery, some mind boggling number, yet 3 people hit it.
    Apparently the odds of a single ticket winning are one in 175 million. But they sold nearly 1.5 billion tickets so actually three winners sounds a bit low.

    It might be because the odds are calculated on the assumption that all numbers are equally likely but many people pick birthdays so if they draw bigger numbers there are fewer tickets with the right combination.

    http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/medical.htm
    says the odds of being struck by a lightning in an average lifespan of 80 years are 1/10.000 *runs for cover*

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    I wonder what the odds of getting struck by a lightning on your first day as the president are?

    I also wonder if it's a message

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18074342

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    I just don't get the stories of people who win a million or more TWICE. Or more.

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    They can buy a lot of tickets with a million dollars I guess



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