People always like to talk about the stats of what's MORE likely to happen than win the lottery. But let's look on the positive side today! Because apparently, in Minnesota, we're more likely to win the lottery here than most other states.

This is according to a study done by HotSlot, an online casino. They looked at jackpot winners of both the Powerball and Mega Millions and figured out which state they were from. Then they used the number of winners and figured out the average number of winners per million people in each state to get their rankings.

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Things That Are More Likely Than Winning the Lottery

But first, what are some things that are MORE likely to happen than you winning the lottery in general? Not just in Minnesota.

The odds of winning the lottery jackpot are about 1 in 176 million. You're more likely to...

Get killed by a vending machine (1 in 112 million)

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Get struck by lightning (1 in 1 million)


Become a movie star (1 in 1.505 million)

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Win an Olympic gold medal (1 in 662,000)

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I could keep going but you get the idea. I got these from Money Mini Blog, by the way.

Also, you have a better chance of being attacked by a shark, 1 in 3.7 million, than winning the lottery. That comes from the Florida Museum.


You're More Likely to Win the Lottery in Minnesota

In Minnesota, you actually have a better chance of winning the lottery than in most other states. We came in as the 9th luckiest state for lottery winners with the data counting 23 Minnesota lottery winners between the Powerball and Mega Millions. That means there are about 4.1 winners in Minnesota per 1 million Minnesotans.

Good luck the next time you play the lottery! Hopefully you'll be added to the list of winners.

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