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$640 Million Mega Millions

You Got a Better Chance

of Dying By Flesh-Eating Bacteria

3/30/2012 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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If you think you can win this week’s mega lottery, think again ... you have a better chance of being killed by flesh-eating bacteria than rolling in lottery gold.

The Mega Millions jackpot is at $640 Million (and rising), with odds of winning at roughly 1 in 176 Million ... but get this ... 1 in 3 people think winning the lottery is the ONLY way to be financially secure in life (eeek!).

So we looked into the odds and found a bunch of crap that is more likely to happen to you ...

-- Death by lightning: 1 in 2,650,000
-- Death by flesh-eating bacteria: 1 in 1,000,000
-- Getting eaten by a shark: 1 in 11,000,000
-- Death by fireworks: 1 in 1,000,000

That said… office pool?

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31.

anony    

I don't need ALL of that....

876 days ago
32.

batterup    

Some low life dope fiend criminal on parole for rape in a hick town in BFE will win and almost everyone in the country will have contributed to his new found incredible wealth. YAY!

876 days ago
33.

Skar    

I bet the person that wins it is somebody that doesn't need it. It happens more often then you think.

876 days ago
34.

frank    

sound stupid to me cause there will be no actual winner

876 days ago
35.

King of TMZ    

The Odd of getting a Lindsay or Kim Story today
1 in 2 lol

876 days ago
36.

Shawn    

I hope Lohan wins it. Worth so much more in entertainment value.

876 days ago
37.

nv89436    

It's fun to dream about the freedom, luxury, charitable acts, and awesome health care if money were no object. I hope whoever wins it makes good use of it and doesn't become just another self indulgent fool.

876 days ago
38.

OBAMA CLAUS     

Thank you in advance for buying all those tickets for me. I will use the money wisely i promise. Some things are meant to be and i am meant to have more money than Oprah, of this i am positive. It might be messed up thinking but i can't help it.


In order for me to carry this whole thing off , i need that money.

875 days ago
39.

Mayu    

what pisses me off are these "celebrities" who buy between $700 - $10,000 worth of entries. What the hell do they need it for?! The top celebs who can afford $10,000 worth of tickets make more than what the total jackpot is, in less than a year. "Oh we'll share it with those who need it". really? I've been lower middle class for a while and I haven't seen any share of the billions of dollars stored away in Oprah's banks.

875 days ago
40.

cotten kandi    

I don't care I'm still feeling lucky! Follow me here @cottenkandi and cottenkandi.com

875 days ago
41.

Sherri    

That is not even funny my mom died from that very thing a year ago.

875 days ago
42.

KtMay    

Lucky me!!! I managed to get the flesh eating bacteria!!!

875 days ago
43.

rita    

I NEVER WIN!!!! WISH ONE OF THESE DAYS I WOULD GET LUCKY...WE DESERVE IT!!!

875 days ago
44.

seders99    

OMG!! One of the tickets were sold in my town..Red Bud, IL. I was soooo close. Fudge!

875 days ago
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