What is the chances of winning the lottery?

It depends on the particular lottery. For Mega Millions, which is five balls out of a field of 56, and one ball out of a field of 46, the odds of hitting the jackpot are 1 in 56 * 55 * 54 * 53 * 52 / 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 * 46 or 1 in 175,711,536. In short - slim to none.

The odds are far greater for getting in a fatal automobile accident or being struck by lightning. Gee - I should play because I have been struck by lightning!