1. Death by Vending Machine
Odds: 1 in 112 million
On average, two people in the U.S. are crushed to death underneath vending machines each year. Please snack responsibly.
2. Dying in an Airline-Related Terrorist Attack
Odds: 1 in 25 million
3. Having Identical Quadruplets
Odds: 1 in 15 million
Identical quadruplets would be adorable, but you wouldn’t be able to support them because you probably won’t win the lottery…
4. Becoming President
Odds: 1 in 10 million
Mitt Romney has seen these odds and he likes them.
5. Dying From Bee, Hornet, or Wasp Stings
Odds: 1 in 6.1 million
6. Dying From Being Left-Handed
Odds: 1 in 4.4 million
It’s a right-handed world. Apparently, a fair number of left-handed people die each year from using right-handed products incorrectly.
7. Becoming a Movie Star
Odds: 1 in 1,505,000
There’s more than one way to make money in this world, and movie stardom is a better bet than playing the lottery.
8. Dying in a Plane Crash
Odds: 1 in 1 million
If you are too scared to board a plane, why did you just buy a lottery ticket?
9. Death by Flesh-Eating Bacteria
Odds: 1 in 1 million
Not as rare as one would hope, but there are worse ways to die. Maybe.
10. Getting Struck by Lightning
Odds: 1 in 1 million.
A lightning strike is probably still preferable to flesh-eating bacteria.
11. Dying in a Bathtub
Odds: 1 in 840,000
These odds are not an excuse to stop bathing.
12. Dying in an On-the-Job Accident
Odds: 1 in 48,000
If this applies to you, you may want to take a risk and buy that lottery ticket.
Odds: 1 in 18,000
Hopefully it won’t be over a lottery ticket, but if it is, at least your murderer probably won’t win either!
14. Dying in an Asteroid Apocalypse
Odds: 1 in 12,500
15. Dying in a Car Accident
Odds: 1 in 6,700
Good luck driving to the store to buy that lottery ticket.
But you are MORE likely to win the Powerball Jackpot than you are to be:
Killed by a falling coconut. Odds: 1 in 250 million
Killed in a shark attack. Odds: 1 in 251 million
Killed by falling space junk. Odds: 1 in 21 trillion