But according to lottery officials, the odds of winning the massive prize are about "1-in-176" million, and despite the excitement those odds aren't very good. As a matter of fact, there are a number of things much more likely to happen than you actually winning Tuesday's massive jackpot.

Here's the bad news.

You'd have a better chance of being crushed to death underneath vending machine than winning the Mega Millions jackpot. You'd even have a better chance of having identical quadruplets, becoming president, being left handed or becoming a movie star than winning the Mega Millions jackpot.

And if you're really "dying" to win the big one?  You may have to, because you're more likely to die in a plane crash, a bathtub, a flesh eating bacteria or a deadly bee or wasp sting before winning tonight's lottery.

And that's because winning the lottery is a stroke of luck, totally random and completely accidental proposition for anyone lucky enough to buy a winning ticket. Lottery winners are just as shocked to find out they've won as you'd be if you found $100. bill on your morning walk.  When you least expect it, it happens and your life instantly and forever changes! 

But before you say you're "dying to win the lottery" consider this. The odds of dying in a car accident are "1-in-6,000" and even those odds are better than winning tonights mega millions.

Good luck driving to the store to buy that lottery ticket.