Three people around the United States recently won the biggest Powerball jackpot of $1.5 billion. The odds of scoring on the feat is a whopping one in 292.2 million. To put these odds in perspective, we’ve brought you ten different things that you’re more likely winning than the Powerball jackpot. And while the $2 entry fee for the Powerball may be small, just remember that you’re far more likely to win an Olympic medal than you are winning the jackpot.
Winning An Olympic Gold Medal
People have a one in 662,000 chance to win a gold medal in any Olympic event. That requires a whole lot more effort and time to achieve than just strolling to a local 7-Eleven, but that’s a far better ratio.
Dying From Hot Tap Water
There’s actually a one in 5 million chance of death from hot water. There’s been scary cases of brain-eating amoeba that contaminated a portion of Louisiana’s tap water over the years and killed people. It’s extremely rare, but unfortunately the odds are better than you winning the Powerball.