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We’re not trying to be “Debbie Downers,” but the chance of any of us hitting the Powerball are pretty slim. In fact, Floridians are more likely to get attacked by a Gator than win the lottery. With the Powerball now over $1.5 billion, everyone’s buying a ticket in hopes to hit the jackpot.

In 2015 lottery officials added more number combinations which further decreased the amount you were likely to win. 1 in 292,201,338 are your chances of winning the Powerball. So yes, we are telling you there is a chance. But here is the bad news you are more likely to be attacked by a gator than win. Florida Fish and Wildlife says, you have a 1 in 3.1 million of being attacked by a gator.

Here Are A Few Things More Likely to Happen Than Winning Powerball

According to the University of Florida you have:

  • 1 in 4.3 million chances of being killed by a shark
  • 1 in 340,733 chances of dyeing by Fireworks
  • 4.1 per 1,000 Americans will be audited by the IRS
  • 1 in 156,169 of dyeing in a Train Crash
  • 1 in 6045 of dyeing of excessive cold
  • 1 in 5,051 of dyeing in Air or Space

So grab your tickets, cross your fingers, say a prayer and hope you can defy these odds to become a millionaire. Also don’t forget your favorite radio show if you do win! [Source WFLA]

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