We always hear just how much of a long shot it is to win big in the lottery, but is it really that big of a long shot? Certainly it’s not something that is statistically all that easy to pull off, or we’d be seeing Powerball winners all the time. That in turn would make the Powerball jackpot quite a bit smaller than it currently is. At the same time, there are things in our life that people manage to so often that are statistically much harder to pull off. Check out our list of 10 things that are statistically harder to do than winning the lottery and let us know if you’ve ever managed to pull any of these things off.

Consecutive Royal Flushes in Texas Hold ‘Em

Winning at poker can seem near impossible for some, but getting the unbeatable hand, two hands in a row is almost actually impossible. Getting a Royal Flush, which beats every other hand, two times in a row has odds of 1 in 957 million.

Getting Heads On 30 Consecutive Coin Flips

While some people think if you flip a coin twice, you should get one heads and one tails, that’s not really true. Still, the odds are you’re going to get a different side more often than not, the more you flip. That’s why the odds of getting heads in 30 straight flips are 1 in 1.7 billion.

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