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These things are more likely to happen to you than winning Powerball

These things are more likely to happen to you than winning Powerball

The thought of winning a billion dollars is enough to overcome the reality that the chance of matching all six Powerball numbers Wednesday night is about 1 in 292 million.

Those are long odds. Longer than the odds of many things a lot of people think are one-in-a-million occurrences but really aren’t.

Here are 10 things more likely to happen to people than winning the lottery.

Getting struck by lightning in any given year: 1 in 1,190,000, according to the National Weather Service.

Dying after being bitten or struck by a dog: 1 in 103,798,...

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