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Your Best Chance

January 11, 2016

This week’s Powerball lottery jackpot is expected to climb to $1.4 BILLION.

This story will tell you how to find your best chance of really winning.

Your chance of winning the Powerball jackpot is estimated at 1 in 292,000,000.

Someone I work with sent me the following odds trivia, writing: ‘Here are a few things that are more likely to happen than winning the Powerball lottery‘.  (I didn’t verify the accuracy of the odds, but for the most part they make sense and are enlightening as to just how desperate we are to give up so much money for a remote chance to win.)

  • Having identical quadruplets. (1 in 15 million)
  • Becoming US president. (1 in 10 million)
  • Becoming a Movie Star. (1 in 1,505,000)
  • Becoming an astronaut. (1 in 12,100,000)
  • Becoming a pro athlete. (1 in 22,000)
  • Winning an Olympic gold medal. (1 in 662,000)
  • Winning an academy award. (1 in 11,500)
  • Finding out your child is a genius. (1 to 250)
  • Dating a millionaire. (1 to 215)
  • Getting a royal flush in a first hand of poker. (1 in 649,740)

They also shared some remotely possible occurrences that have worse odds than winning the lottery:

  •  Getting a perfect NCAA bracket (1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808)
  • Shuffling a deck of cards into perfect, sequential order (1 in 10^68)
  • Being hit by a meteor (1 in 182,138,880,000,000)


And lastly they shared one piece of odds trivia that proves that each of us are already big winners:


  • The odds of you existing are 1 in 10^2,685,000

Clearly, you are a miracle. Every one of us are.

I recently got married to the most wonderful woman.  If the chances of me existing are 1 in 10^2,685,000, and the chances of her existing are 1 in 10^2,685,000, then the chances of us finding each other and true love together are 1 in next to infinity (you do the math if you want to).   Clearly, it is a miracle to find true love. God must be so in love with me to have created such a beautiful woman and then arranged for us to meet … and to have her love me?…. simply miraculous.

Here is another sobering odd:  The odds that any one of us are going to get out of this life alive:  0

Given these last few odds, I’m convinced that the chances for God’s existence are clearly  1:1.   And that’s as close to a sure thing as you’re going to get.  And that’s why we need Him.

If you’re reading this, God loves you, and you’ve already won the jackpot: life.

Believe.   He IS.  And He loves you very much and has put you here for a reason.  Do something good with your life, and start today by believing and trusting in God, the Almighty Creator who loves you like his precious child, and following The Lord Jesus Christ and His ways in your life.  

If today is tough, as it was for me for a long time, keep fighting the good fight for another day…you never know what good God has in store for you.
What are the odds that anyone else is going to redeem you and make an eternal home for you?  Even less than your chances of winning at Powerball.

Share this story with a Powerball player in your life who really needs to know just how rich they already are.


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