By Kyle Quick
Tonight’s estimated $425 million dollar Powerball is the third largest jackpot ever and your odds of winning are a staggering 1 in 175 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.
The odds don't really get a whole lot better for the lower prizes. You have a 1 in 5,153,632 chance to win $1 million and a 1 in 648,975 chance of winning $10,000.
The best odd are for the $4 prize: 1 in 110.81 of you get one ball and the Powerball correct, 1 in 55.41 for just getting the Powerball correct.
To help put these numbers into perspective, according to the National Safety Council, you have a better chance of being crushed by an Asteroid, which is 1 in 700,000. And to make things even more interesting you are more likely of dying by these rare occurrences:
- Being struck lighting: 1:136,011
- By legal execution: 1:96,203
- Choking on food: 1:3,649
- In a cataclysmic storm 1:83,922
But who cares what your chances are, you can’t win if you don’t play.