There are a lot of things in life that are unlikely to happen. In general, your chances of winning the lottery are unlikely, but that doesn’t stop most people from trying. Here are some other things that are unlikely to happen.
Despite what many people seem to believe, it is unlikely that you will get killed in an airplane crash. Statistics show that this isn’t very likely to happen, but not everyone believes the statistics. On average, millions of flights take place every day and only a tiny fraction of them actually crash.
Another thing that is unlikely to happen, is being struck by a meteor. Over 200 years of history, only one person is known to have died this way. The odds of this happening are one in 10 billion.
You aren’t likely to get eaten by a shark either. Even if you participate in water activities such as surfing or swimmer, the chances a shark will eat you are only one in four million.
Though we see it happen in many movies, it is not likely that you will die by the collapse of a bridge. Over an entire century in the United States, approximately 100 people have died because they were driving on a bridge when it collapsed.
It is also unlikely you will ever die of a brain tumor. Brain cancer is among the rarest types of the disease. It generally only afflicts very young people or elderly people. And for every 100,000 people that receive this diagnosis, less than five die from it.
Less horrifying things that aren’t likely to happen to include rolling snake eyes. The chances of doing so are one out of every 36 rolls of the dice. You also aren’t likely to be able to correctly guess a random strangers PIN. In fact, out of 1,0000 guesses, no more than one is ever correct.
There is only a 1 in 11,500 chance that if you go bowling you will experience a perfect game, where you reach 300 points (the maximum you can in one game.) If you are only an average golf player, your chances of getting a hole in one is 1 in 12,500.
If Poker is more your style, you aren’t likely to be dealt a Royal Flush. In 69,470 instances of being dealt cards, only one will statistically be a Royal Flush.
Most of us enjoy watching fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Your chances of being involved in an accident with fireworks are only one in 340,000. This all comes back to your chances of winning the UK lottery. The odds you will have the winning numbers are one in 175,000,000.
Any way you look at it, there are so many things that are so unlikely to happen to you that winning the lottery is the least of them. In this world, too many things are unlikely to happen to any of us.