5 Things More Likely To Happen Than You Winning Powerball
Earlier week, it was reported that a winning Powerball ticket was sold at a Minit Mart in Duluth.
Maybe it is just me but it kind of seems like we are seeing a ton of winners from the Northland. For example, back in May, someone won a million-dollar Powerball prize in Carlton. A month later - ANOTHER lucky Minnesotan won big at a different gas station in the area.
What gives? Am I going crazy or is the Northland having some great luck as of late?
This all got me thinking - what are the chances of you actually winning the Powerball. I decided to do a little research.
Let's start small. What are you chances of winning a prize of some sort with your Powerball ticket? 1 in about 25. According to the New York Post, these are the same odds that an adult is a vegan or vegetarian and that an adult's favorite sport is golf. OH - and it's the same chance that a child between 22 and 25 months can count. Interesting.
So what about the big prize? Obviously, those odds are a little higher. Sigh. The odds of you winning big are approximately 1 in 292,201,338. It turns out there are A LOT of crazy things that could happen long before you win the Powerball.
Here are a few of those things:
According to The Economist, you are more likely to suffer death by asteroid than you are to win big at Powerball. It's still REALLY slim. We are talking a 1 in 74,817,414 chance. (We'd rather win the lottery.)
We can all dream, right? A report by The Boston Globe says you have a 1 in 88,000 chance of dating a supermodel. (Somehow, this seems even more unrealistic than winning the Powerball. Ha!)
Most of us dream of being a movie star at least once in our life and it turns out, this dream is much more within reach than taking home a big chunk of money. Studies show you have a 1 in 1,190,000 chance of becoming a famous face. You don't have to be one to win an Academy Award though - you have a 1 in 11,500 chance of taking home some Oscar gold. Still: way more likely than you winning the Powerball.
We can't all be on Team Shuster, although we wish we could be. For those of us that aren't famous gold medalists, there is a 1 in 662,000 chance we can become one. While those of us with no athletic ability may think this seems far fetched, it's still much more likely to happen than us becoming rich off the Powerball - so don't feel bad!
Because you must be born in the United States to become the highest leader, it makes our chances a little bit bigger - 1 in 32.6 million. Yup - we are much more likely to become the President of the United States than we are to be named winners of the Powerball jackpot. That's the most powerful job in the entire world and it's still more likely than us winning a big chunk of change. Ugh.