It's no question that we all dream of winning a lottery one day, but I hate to break the news to you - unfortunately those chances aren't quite high. Your odds of buying the winning lottery ticket in your life time and scoring the jackpot are 1 in 14 million for Lotto 6/49 and 1 in 28.6 million for Lotto Max.

According to Canada FAQ 1/4 Canadians play the lottery weekly and buy about 50 tickets a week. Imagine how much money is going down the drain? FYI these 8 crazy things will more likely happen to you before you win the lottery, so take them into consideration the next time you buy a ticket. But hey, you never know, you may be one of the millions:

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1. Releasing a best seller

Anyone who's in the process of writing a book or plans to be the next J.K Rowling, will most likely write a best seller before winning a lottery. According to Gregory Baer’s book, Life: The Odds: And How to Improve Them, the chances of becoming a best selling author stand at around 1 in 220.


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2. Become an NBA player

You'll be shooting hoops and scoring more points in the NBA like Shaquille O'Neal before you score winning numbers in a lottery. According to the NCAA( National Collegiate Athletic Association) about three in 10,000 students have a chance of making it to the NBA.


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3. Catching a baseball at a game

The chances of you catching a ball at a Blue Jay's game are pretty high in comparison to winning a lottery. Check out this guide that will inform of of the best seats at the Rogers Centre that will help you catch a baseball. Take in consideration you could be that 1 in 563 people who will snatch the foul ball.


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4. Being a parent to conjoined twins.

This is definitely something I don't wish upon anyone, but according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, conjoined twins are birthed 1 out of every 200,000 births worldwide.


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5. Becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist.

During your lifetime, there's about a 1 in 662,000 chance you could win a gold medal at the Olympics.


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6. Being a Saint.

No, I'm not referring to Kim's and Kanye's child. Once again, according to Gregory Baer’s book, Life: The Odds: And How to Improve Them, there's about a 1 in 20,000 000 chance you'll become a Saint in the Catholic Church but it's more likely possible than winning a lottery.


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7. Being hit by lightning.

You better watch out, because you'll most likely get struck by lightning before you win the lucky numbers in 649. The odds of being a struck during your lifetime according to National Geographic are 1 in 3,000. 


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8. Becoming a NASA Astronaut

Your odds to fly out to Mars are 1 in a 42,000 if you fill out an application. And according to NASA your chances of becoming an astronaut are around 0.6%.


Sources: The RichestCanada FAQNational Geographic

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