what are the odds?

Just how rare is to find a four-leaf clover or win the lottery

There are certainly events that are considered rare in the world, occurring so infrequently that they seem almost to be a myth. And then there are others that are thought to be rare, but really aren’t. What about the odds of finding a four-leaf clover? Hitting the lottery jackpot? Of having a rare disease? Check these occurrences.

  • The odds of finding a four-leaf clover are 10,000 to one.
  • Being struck by lightning more than once might happen one in nine million times.
  • Shark bites are also rare, with odds of being a victim about one in 11.5 million.
  • Getting all six numbers on a winning lottery ticket has been calculated at one in 13,983,816.
  • Shooting a hole-in-one twice in 18 holes of golf is about one in 156 million.
  • Worried about a satellite falling from the sky? Chances of getting hit are one in 21 trillion.
  • How about having a rare disease? With over 7,000 types of rare diseases, one in 10 Americans has one, so not so rare after all.
  • The odds of becoming an astronaut for NASA? 1 to 3 in 600. Not bad but you have to have a lot of qualifications to even be considered!