The Mega Millions climbed to a $418 million jackpot on Tuesday after nobody came forward with a ticket that matched all six numbers in the grand prize draw. The prize is now the fourth largest in history, with the next draw scheduled for Friday.

It sounds like it’s worth a shot, but actually winning the prize is a whole other ball game. Official figures place the chances of winning the jackpot at a staggering 303 million to one. If you’re looking to win Wednesday’s Powerball at the same time, with a $440 million payout, you’re looking at odds of 88 quadrillion to one

Even if you focus your efforts on the Mega Millions, you have a far better chance of any one of the following:

Lightning strike: more likely than the lottery?

The odds used to be better. Before October 2017, players had to match five white balls from one to 75 and one red ball from one to 15. In this setup, the game had odds of 259 million to one. A series of changes that included the removal of five white balls and the addition of 10 red balls made the chances of winning the jackpot significantly worse.

If you do happen to win, you have a choice. You can have the whole thing as a lump sum, or you can choose to receive 30 payments over 29 years. If you pick the cash payout, you’ll receive an estimated $278 million before taxes are factored in.

All this pales in comparison to the largest Mega Millions draw in history. That accolade belongs to the $656 million draw from March 2012, which was shared between three winners in different U.S. states.

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Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House advisor, has been raising eyebrows on social media, but not in the same ways as her father. Instead, Ivanka has recently begun to follow figures and personalities that many would consider falling far left of center.

The mysterious follows add to the speculation that Ivanka is serving as a liberal voice, and liaison, to liberal Americans, or at least provide insight into Ivanka’s personal interests in liberal figures.

The white nationalist rally held across the street from the White House this weekend was vastly overshadowed by counter-protestors, as exhibited by a photo posted to the r/pics subreddit that shows “fewer than 40” white supremacists in attendance. After last August’s deadly rally in Charlottesville, North Carolina, “Unite the Right 2” was relocated to Lafayette Square via Facebook Messenger chats. The photo saw more than 54,000 “upvotes” on the site in the space of 21 hours.

It’s little surprise that MoviePass is practically dead. The subscription service allowed users to watch one movie in the theaters per day for only $10 a month and ended up not being financially sound. Luckily, its introduction into the market caused other companies to offer similar services, which may be worth picking up once MoviePass completely fades away.

A post that reached the top of Reddit on Thursday today offers a glimpse of what could have been, had the world heeded warnings of climate change when William Taft was still president. A “Science News and Notes” column printed exactly 106 years ago, titled “Coal Consumption Affecting Climate,” serves as a stark reminder that it’s never too early to worry about global warming.