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Things you're more likely to die from than win the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot

The falling coconut has us very concerned.

Nobody has won the Mega Millions since July 24 and the estimated jackpot for Tuesday night's drawing is the largest in lottery history at $1.6 billion. 

Odds are great that you were among the millions of ticket-holding hopefuls disappointed when you didn't win Saturday's drawing. But let's be honest: we're all aware that the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. 

In fact, the odds of winning the $2 you spend to buy a ticket is 1 in 37, which is among the best odds you have to win anything in the Mega Millions. 

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The Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service is using tonight's record-breaking drawing to remind people of ways Mother Nature is more likely to kill you. 

Watch out for those California earthquakes, Minnesota...

A simple Google search reveals a bunch of other things more likely to kill you, albeit it's entirely dependent on where you live and where you visit.

I don't think we have to worry about a shark attack, for example, but then again, Minnesota has plenty of Florida snowbirds... 

  • Shark attack: 300,000,000 to 1
  • Fairground accident: 300,000,000 to 1
  • Falling coconut: 250,000,000 to 1
  • Plane crash: 11,000,000 to 1
  • Nuclear radiation: 10,000,000 to 1
  • Snake bite: 3,500,000 to 1
  • Food poisoning: 3,000,000 to 1
  • Falling out of bed: 2,000,000 to 1

Apparently 80-150 people die every year from falling coconuts. That's nuts.  

Now if you'll excuse us, we need to make a run to the gas station for some Mega Millions tickets. 

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