You’re going to lose, but do you care?

Leave it to CNN to be all Debbie Downer, fun-sucking dream smashers. How? By explaining how neither you nor I will win the \$500 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday night.

Oh, CNN said “someone will win at least a share of the prize, if not Wednesday, then in some subsequent drawing. But it won’t be you.”

Gee, thanks.

Well, we aren’t stupid. We know winning is all in the math – statistical odds that are so not in our favor. But will those horrific odds stop you from buying lottery tickets? Doubtful.

According to CNN, our chance of winning the \$500 million jackpot is “1 in 175,223,510.” I still want a ticket. You?

The article goes on to point out a whole slew of more likely scenarios that can happen to us before we would ever hit the jackpot, like:

— Dying from being struck by lightning: 1 in 3 million.

— A golfer hitting a hole in one on consecutive par-3 holes: 1 in about 156 million.

— Hitting a deer with a vehicle in Hawaii, the state where State Farm says deer-vehicle collisions are least likely: 1 in 6,267.

You get the idea.

Now, since CNN realized we are still going to take our chances on beating the ridiculous odds, it included a video explaining the basic legal do’s and don’t’s of office pools — which you should probably take seriously because people get very Mr. Hyde-like when mega-millions are up for grabs.

For more depressing information on how you simply can’t win the \$500 million, read the CNN article here.

For ways to protect yourself from co-workers freaking out if you should win the Powerball lottery, watch this:

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Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. [email protected] Twitter: @JaneenBPR