Getting hit by lightning is almost 4 times more likely than winning the lottery. The chances of being fatally struck is 1 in 10 million, the Mirror claims. You're 45 times more likely to die from flesh eating bacteria than securing the jackpot. The odds are 1 in 1 million, the Daily Beast reports.
People also ask, can you die from being struck by lightning?
Fortunately, only one in ten Americans have died from being struck by lightning in the three decades between 1981 and 2010. That period saw 54 fatalities a year on average, though between 2001 and 2010, that number dropped to 39 annually. Ninety percent of lightning strike victims do survive, but at a significant cost.
What are the chances of being struck by lightning?
1 in 700,000
What happens to your body when you get struck by lightning?
Immediately after being struck, the disruption the lightning would have caused to your heart's electrical rhythm could result in cardiac arrest, one of the leading causes of death in lightning strike victims. The shock could also cause seizures or respiratory arrest.