We all know the odds of winning tonight’s $1.2 billion Powerball lottery are very slim. It’s something like 1 in 292,201,338, according to So, obviously not the best odds. But, there are some odd things that you have better odds of happening to you, according to The Motley Fool! But, if you were to win, what would you do with the money?  This South Carolina man won big, and here’s what he did first!

Now while The Motley Fool has 35 things on their list, we just hand-picked a few of the oddest, or craziest, from the list to share.  If you want to see all 35, click here!

Now, here are 10 Things More Likely To Happen Than Winning The Powerball Lottery:

  • 1. Have Baby Born With Teeth

    Yes, it’s rare, but it’s happened!  The odds are actually about 1 in 2,000 to 3,000.  Way better odds than the lottery!

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  • 2. Get A Hole In One

    We know there are a lot of avid golfers here in the Augusta area, and we also know a hole in one can be elusive. But there’s still a better chance with that than winning the lottery!  The odds are about 1 in 3,000 for a tour player… and 1 in 12,000 for an average golfer.

    Hole In One

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  • 3. Become A Movie Star

    Since being a movie star could bring some wealth along with it, you might consider taking a shot over playing the lottery.  The odds are estimated to be around 1 in 1.5 million.  Slim yes, but still better than 1 in 292 million!

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  • 4. More Likely To Go To The ER Due To A Golf Cart Accident

    Sure, golf seems like a fairly safe sport, but there’s a 1 in 22,355 chance you could get seriously injured in a golf cart accident and be sent to the emergency room.

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  • 5. More Likely To Find A Pearl In An Oyster

    This depends on if you even eat oysters, but you might want to start!  You could be 1 in 12,000 to find a pearl. But they usually are more like a pebble than the pearl you think of when it comes to jewelry!

    Pearl in Oyster

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  • 6. More Likely To Be Struck By Lightning

    Getting struck by lightning has about a 1 in 1 million chance of happening.  Again, still better odds than the Powerball lottery winner!


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  • 7. Get Injured By A Toilet

    The odds of being injured by a toilet? They’re around 1 in 10,000! This could happen with a toilet detaching from the wall… or get injured in the process of replacing a toilet.


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  • 8. Have Your Identity Stolen

    Identity theft is a growing problem.  Back in 2017, about 1 in 15 people reported being a victim! And we can only imagine with more technology… this number is probably growing!

    Identity Theft

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  • 9. Bowl A Perfect 300 Game

    Yes, that would mean 12 strikes in a row to get a perfect 300 in your bowling game.  But, for an average bowler, that’s a 1 in 11,500 chance.  And 1 in 460 for a professional bowler!


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  • 10. Get Into Harvard

    From the 2021 class, acceptance rate from those who applied was about 5.2%.  That’s about a 1 in 20 chance of getting into Harvard. But, that does mean you’d have to apply.  And we all know Harvard students are usually above-average students, but even though an average student would have lower odds of getting in– there’s still a better chance than winning the Powerball jackpot!

    Harvard Ends Early Admission Policy

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