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Mega Millions $540 Million Jackpot Odds Put In Perspective

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Posted on July 30, 2012, 9:23 p.m.

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Tomorrow's Mega Millions, the world's largest lottery jackpot ever, is going to deliver at least a $540 Million Prize. The odds of winning tomorrow nights drawing for the biggest jackpot in Mega Millions history is 1 - in - 175 million chance.

Just to put these odds in perspective, I have put together a list of odds for other events that could happen to you:

* Odds of being struck by lighting: 1 in 576,000

* Odds of dating a supermodel: 1 in 88,000

* Odds of becoming president: 1 in 10,000,000

* Odds of becoming a saint: 1 in 20,000,000

Those are pretty steep odds and I would caution that before you go and spend too much of your hard earned money on odds of that nature that you think about saving your money. Now, I don't want to be a killjoy, so go buy a ticket if you must (I probably will), but remember that the difference between buying one ticket verse a hundred is not going to markedly increase your odds in terms of your percentage chance of winning.

Either way best of luck to all who buy tickets because someone is going to win, and as you can see from the odds above they will be quite lucky.

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