8 comments on “Missouri man is a “winner” – sort of

  1. After I read your blog…I thought about the old saying”You have more of a chance of getting hit by lighting thank winning the lottery.” Thought I would look up some statics on that…here is what I found……

    The actual probability of this happening varies from year to year, but as a good estimate, the National Safety Council says between 70 and 120 people a year die in the US by lightning – so let’s take 100 as our base. With the US population being approximately 265 million people, that means that the chances of being killed by lightning are roughly 2,650,000 to 1. Not very likely. However you are still 6 to 45 times more likely to die from a lightning strike than you would be to win the lottery.

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