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Win Powerball jackpot, and you could spend $1 a second for 48 years

Posted at 7:21 PM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 19:21:55-05

The odds of winning Powerball are now 1 in 292 million against you winning the $1.5 billion jackpot.

The odds may say that you're not going to win. In fact, here are a few things that you're actually more likely to do:

Have an IQ of 190 or greater (1 out of 107 million) Give birth to quadruplets, even without the help of fertility treatments - (1 in 729,000) Be killed by an asteroid strike (1 in 700,000) Being an American billionaire (1 in 575,097) Be killed by a lightning strike (1 in 164,968) Die by drowning (1 in 1,113) Be struck by lightning, while drowning (1 in 183 million).

But let’s say you beat the odds and won the entire jackpot (and we hope they are ever in your favor).

If you split it among the 323 million people in America, we would each get $4.65 (before taxes), according to Dr. George Spagna, Director of the Randolph-Macon Physics Department.

He said that if you won the jackpot and spent $1 per second, it would take you 48 years to spend it all.

Dr. Spagna also pointed out that you could fund Virginia’s proposed $106 billion budget for 10 days.

If you share the jackpot with the whole world, everyone gets 21 cents.

But what would you do with the money?