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MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 04: An alligator swims in the Florida Everglades on May 04, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Alligator hunters who are preparing for the upcoming season, which begins in August and runs until November 1, will be able to hunt 24 hours a day after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved the extension of daily gator hunting hours. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

I got a cousin whose been bit twice by a gator so he may need to get a ticket because Floridians are more likely to get attacked by a Gator than win the lottery. With the Powerball now over $1.5 billion, yeah you read that right, it is time to start thinking about retirement. According to the Florida Lottery Officials after the draw they doubled the pot. The winning numbers were 2, 11, 22, 35, 60, and a Powerball of 23.

Now since 2015 they made the odds even tougher to win. Lottery Officials added more number combinations which further decreased the amount you were likely to win. 1 in 292,201,338 are your chances of winning the Powerball. So yes, we are telling you there is a chance. But here is the bad news you are more likely to be attacked by a gator than win. The odds according to Florida Fish and Wildlife say you have a 1 in 3.1 million of being attacked by a gator.

Grim Fates More Likely to Happen Than Win the Powerball

Other odds are out there and according to the University of Florida you have:

  • 1 in 4.3 million chances of being killed by a shark
  • 1 in 340,733 chances of dyeing by Fireworks
  • 4.1 per 1,000 Americans will be audited by the IRS
  • 1 in 156,169 of dyeing in a Train Crash
  • 1 in 6045 of dyeing of excessive cold
  • 1 in 5,051 of dyeing in Air or Space

Thats right Floridians are more likely to be attacked by a gator than win the Powerball as well as all of those untimely accidents as well. So, if any of these have happened to someone you know get them to pick your tickets next time you go to the gas station. [Source WFLA]

Craziest Purchases From Lottery Winners

What are the craziest things that past lottery winners have bought? Let’s hope whoever wins the current jackpot doesn’t blow it like these people. We all dream about what we would do if we won the lottery. I know a lot of people that wouldn’t even call into work the next day. Some people are responsible with the money and use it to pay off debt or upgrade their living situation. Others may use the money to take lavish vacations or start investing in stocks or bonds.

Right now the Mega Millions lottery jackpot is sitting at 1.02 BILLION after no one matched all six numbers on Tuesday night. This whooping number is the nations fourth-largest lottery prize, according to AP News. Only one of those winning tickets were bought in Florida, it was a 1.586 billion Powerball in 2016 and was split with two other winners. The odds of winning this jackpot is pretty slim, about 1 in 302.5 million to be exact.

Do you still feel lucky enough to play the lottery this week? How would you spend your money

Here’s the list of the craziest things past lottery winners have blown their money on.


  • Open A Waterpark

    Scenic Images of the West Edmonton Mall

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    Two syndicated winners in New York donated around $200,000 of his $28.7 million winnings to open a waterpark in their hometown to honor their parents.

  • Join The Entertainment Industry

    Eve: The Women's Wrestling Movement

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    In 2019, lottery winner Jay Vargas used part of his $3 million winnings to combine two of his passions: Wrestling and Comedy. He created an all-female wrestling promotion called Wrestlicious. The company only lasted one season before folding. 

  • Trafficking Drugs

    New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Announces Large Heroin Bust

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    This has got to be the dumbest way to spend your winnings. A Georgia man used his $3 million lottery winnings to purchase and distribute crystal meth. Which led to him being convicted to a 21-year prison sentence on drug conspiracy and firearm charges.

  • Own A Sports Team

    Save-Mart / Kragen 350

    Photo by Jon Ferrey /Allsport

    It’s not uncommon in America or abroad for lottery winners to spend their money on a local sports team. A Virginia lottery in 200 chose to spend the money on creating his own NASCAR team as part of the Camping World Truck Series.

  • Launch Your Own Spirit

    Bruichladdich Produce Quadruple Distilled Whisky

    (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

    A man in the UK used his money to launch his own whiskey distillery in his hometown of Belfast. His company Titanic Distillers and has actually turned into a major success.