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Lightning Strike Much More Likely Than Megamillions Win

The odds of getting struck by lightning are one in 280,000; the odds of winning today's Megamillions jackpot --at least one in 176 million.

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Friday's Megamillions jackpot is worth $540 million.

If you‘re hoping to win the $540 million Megamillions jackpot, here are some quick statistics for you. Your chances of getting hit by lightning are about one in 280,000. Your chances of winning Friday‘s Megamillions jackpot –at least one in 176 million. Still, the almost impossible odds have loads of Hoosiers still saying they‘ve got a chance. That‘s evident because the nationwide jackpot keeps increasing. 

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