WICHITA, Kansas A man who told his friend he had a better chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the lottery was actually struck by lightning shortly after he bought a MegaMillions ticket Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Odd: MegaMillions player proves odds of getting hit by lightning greater than winning
Bill Isles, a 48-year-old volunteer at the National Weather Service, bought three lottery tickets, hoping to win the big jack pot which had grown to more than $600 million. After he bought the tickets, he jokingly said to a friend that he had a better chance of getting struck by lightning than winning.Unfortunately, he was right.
Around 9:30 that same night, Isles had his portable ham radio and was checking the skies for storm activity when a sudden jolt sent the radio flying from his hand.He was hit by a lightning strike.
Isles was hospitalized overnight, but was found to be OK.
But for the grace of God, I would have been dead, hetold Reuters. It was not a direct strike.
It should also be mentioned that Isles did not win the lottery. Looks like the odds were right!
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