Photos: Your chances of winning the lotto

Photos: Your chances of winning the lotto

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Odds of being struck by lightning: 576,000 to 1. Odds of winning Powerball: 175,711,536 to 1. ... Note to self: Stay inside at all times .... (source: funny2.com)

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on November 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 29 at 9:20 AM

Think you’re going to win the Powerball jackpot? Get in line.

But you might want to take a look at this slideshow first  … you know, before you quit your job and light that celebratory cigar with a wad of hundies.

Not that we’re trying to rain on your parade or anything, but the numbers don’t lie – you’ve got a 1 in 175,711,536 chance of striking it rich in this historic lottery.

So if you don’t, don’t be surprised. And if you do, be sure to remember your favorite TV news website (ahem: KHOU.com) and hook us up with a fancy gift basket.

P.S. We like chocolate.

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