CALIFORNIA NEWS: Mega Millions odds less than being struck by lightning

  • March 26, 2012

No one picked all six numbers in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, so the jackpot has grown to $356 million. The odds of winning are one in 175 million.

According to a book by CSU East Bay Professor Emeritus Mike Orkin, the odds of being on a plane with a drunken pilot are one in 117; odds of being struck by lightning -- one in 576,000; odds of dating a supermodel - 88,000 to one - but those odds of dating a super model would likely improve if you won that Mega Millions jackpot.

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