Man struck by lightning after buying Mega Millions ticket

By Andrew Jones
Monday, April 2, 2012 7:48 EDT
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Kansas native Bill Isles. Screenshot by KCTV.
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A man in Wichita, Kansas provided full evidence this past weekend of the old saying “It’s easier to be struck by lightning than winning the lottery.”

Bill Isles, a storm spotter for the National Weather Service, brought his tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot Thursday before being hit by lightning later on in the evening.

“They say I will have some things with my memory that may bother me for a while,” Isles described. “But I wasn’t burned. I had a little bit of an irregular heart beat.”

The odds of being struck by lightning are one in 835,000, gradually less than the one in 175 million odds in winning the Mega Millions jackpot.

WATCH: Video from KCTV, from April 1, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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