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Want to be the next big winner in the lottery?

Five things more likely to happen to you than winning the lottery – and all five have been done by people here at home!

According to Lottery USA, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million and the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. So… what are the things that are most likely to happen to you while you wait to hear your winning lottery numbers announced? Here are five things Allegany Magazine searched for that are more likely to happen to you in your lifetime instead of a Lonaconing repeat in January! And all five have already been made by people who inhabit this region.

1. Write a New York Times bestseller

If you’re already a published author, it’s actually silly and easy – there’s about a 1 in 220 chance you’ll end up on the bestseller list. If you’ve never posted a single solitary word and don’t know your adverbs from your conjunctions, forget it. However, that said, the folks who called Allegany Magazine have appeared on this literary list (as well as the Amazon bestseller list!), So don’t count.

2. Become an astronaut

Since the closure of the US space program, being an astronaut has meant a lot less time in space and a lot more time behind a desk doing complicated math problems. Either way, for this privilege you are faced with a probability of about 1 in 12.1 million. But then again, Allegany County can also boast of having an astronaut – have you ever heard of Richard Arnold?

3. Win an Olympic gold medal

You have about a 1 in 662,000 chance of winning Olympic gold in your lifetime – but again, someone with some connection to Allegany County can claim it – many times thanks to a man named Mr,. Phelps – and his parents from West Maryland – hey, they were from the Coney area too come to think of it!

4. Become a “movie star”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hourly wage for actors is $ 32.89. You’re better off buying a ticket to Los Angeles than spending the national average of just over $ 200 on lottery tickets a year. However, that said, three people from Cumberland have acted and / or acted in movies and on television. And even a few others who live here are producers, directors and screenwriters. Are you ready for your close-up?

5. Win an Oscar

You have about a 1 in 11,500 chance of winning an Oscar, but keep in mind that this figure includes a set of technical categories that most viewers use as bathroom breaks during the broadcast. But someone from Cumberland approached it with an appointment! Isn’t it, Mr. Macy?

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