While it’s predicted this Wednesday’s Powerball lottery will be the largest cash prize ever at some $340 Million, remember the odds before you think you are going to win. From Probability Of Winning The Lottery – Don’t Waste Your Money:
You are 6 to 45 times more likely to die from a lightning strike, 18 to 120 times more likely to die from flesh eating bacteria and 300 to 2000 more times more likely to die in a legal execution than you would be to win the lottery. If you still are thinking about playing “just for fun,” be sure to take care when you drive to buy those tickets. Why? Because your 3 to 20 times more likely to be killed in a car accident along the way than to win the jackpot.