Long odds for winning Mega Millions jackpot

Think you're going to win the MegaMillions jackpot? Get in line. But you might want to take a look at this slideshow first … you know, before you quit your job and light that celebratory cigar with a wad of hundies.

Many Mega Millions lottery jackpot hopefuls must be wondering what the odds of winning. Unfortunately, University of Oregon Mathematics Department Head Hal Sadofsky says the chances of holding that winning ticket are not very good.

Everyone has their own way of playing the lottery, and although some have their own "winning theories," it's actually just the luck of the draw. In fact, you have a much higher chance of getting struck by lightning than winning

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — According to Lottery officials, the odds of winning the Mega Millions drawing today are estimated at about one in 176 million. The jackpot is now $640 million. Here are five things that have a better