There are few things more improbable than winning the lottery. Fact. No, really, it’s true I’ve tried several times in my life and have yet to take down the elusive prize (impossible, right?). In fact, a person is far more likely to be struck by lightning in their lifetime (1 in 12,000) than to win the lottery (roughly 1 in 258.9 million). And yet despite the insurmountable odds, Americans alone spend nearly $66.5 billion dollars annually chasing the grand prize.