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The Morbid Odds Of Winning Powerball

You're more likely to be legally executed than win the jackpot. Sorry!

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Bad news. You're probably not going to win the Powerball jackpot. The odds are just bad. Like really bad. Like:

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You're more likely to be seriously injured by a chainsaw.

Or die in an asteroid apocalypse,

be murdered,

catch tuberculosis,

be legally put to death,


go to the ER with a pogo stick injury,

be bitten or crushed by a reptile,

be killed by a pit bull,

die in a bathtub,

or, if you're left-handed, die from using a right-handed product.

You're even more likely to be killed by a vending machine,

or die after falling off a ladder.

On the bright side, you're more likely to win Powerball than die in a fairground accident or by falling coconut.

Then again, you're also more likely to win than live to be 116.

All photos via Shutterstock.

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