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Published December 17, 2013, 06:10 PM

Tuesday's Mega Millions has locals hopeful

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A life-changing amount of cash is up for grabs tonight, enough to give every person in the United States a dollar, and you'd still have millions left over. With the top prize unclaimed for eleven weeks straight, the Mega Millions might have its highest jackpot ever, but the odds of winning are not in your favor.

By: Brian Abel, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A life-changing amount of cash is up for grabs tonight, enough to give every person in the United States a dollar, and you'd still have millions left over.

With the top prize unclaimed for eleven weeks straight, the Mega Millions might have its highest jackpot ever, but the odds of winning are not in your favor.

With over 600 million bucks, tonight’s prize is pretty substantial.

Andrea Ryba/Mega Millions Hopeful: "I got me 10 of them actually cuz you know I heard you better buy more than one if you want to win."

But what are your chances of winning?

Ryba: "I'm feeling very lucky today."

Better yet, what greater odds do you have of experiencing something else?

With a 1 in 259 million chance of getting all the numbers, your chances of becoming president of the United States is better, or getting 2 hole in ones in a row, or becoming a movie star.

And for some gravely stats - you have a stronger chance of being attacked by a shark.

A one thousand times better chance of dying from an asteroid or comet, and greater odds of dying from a bee sting, or a plane crash.

But don't worry, there's still hope.

Maybe you can snag that second prize of a million bucks; after all, the odds are a whole lot better, at 1 in 18.5 million.

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