Hit By a Tornado: Once Every 913,125 Days
According to Dr. Greg Forbes, severe weather expert at The Weather Channel, that's how often a tornado touches down in a particular spot in the central U.S. (approximately once every 2,500 years). Elsewhere in the U.S., the odds dip to roughly once in more than 10,000 years. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)
Debbie Downers, rejoice – your odds of winning Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing are far smaller than your chance of being a victim of extreme weather.
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Pictured above is a rundown of severe weather events and the odds you'll be affected or killed by each, as well as a few other scary situations. As of Tuesday morning, the jackpot for a single winner of the next Mega Millions drawing sits at $636 million, which would be the second-largest Mega Millions payout, according to an ABCNews.com report.
Recently, the game's odds have gotten even worse: Your chance of taking home the big prize is just 1 in 259 million, up from 1 in 176 million, reports Cleveland.com.
It's a gamble with a very unlikely reward, but somebody will win eventually. If your numbers are called and you skirt the odds, keep in mind there's nothing wrong with sharing a little piece of the jackpot with the writers of your favorite weather website.