Oh, the irony! When lightning strikes.

Man buys lottery tickets, is struck by lightning – msnbc.com.

A Kansas man was struck by lightning hours after buying three Mega Millions lottery tickets, proving in real life the old saying that a gambler is more likely to be struck down from the sky than win the jackpot.

Bill Isles, 48, bought three tickets in the record $656 million lottery Thursday at a Wichita, Kan., grocery store.

On the way to his car, Isles said he commented to a friend: “I’ve got a better chance of getting struck by lightning” than winning the lottery.

And guess what happened later on that evening…
Source: MSNBC

“But for the grace of God, I would have been dead,” Isles said. “It was not a direct strike.”

Weird coincidences happen. Think about it: EVERYONE was talking about this lottery. So many people were buying tickets and often the analogy used was about a lightning strike. It’s not THAT surprising but it is rather ironic. Glad he’s OK. And, good job being a citizen weather reporter! What a story.

And the next time you think the odds are with you… think again.