On Monday's edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight," the host used his "Only in America" segment to talk about the crazy odds of buying a losing lottery ticket and being struck by lightning.
"I know what you were all thinking last Friday, there's more chance of being hit by lightning than winning the Mega Millions lottery," Piers Morgan explained.
While that is true there is also a one in a million chance of being struck by a lightning bolt and 656 million to one chance of winning the lottery last week. The odds must be "ridiculously high" for someone to not only buy a losing lottery ticket but then being struck by lightning. Though the odds were high one man could not escape them.
Bill Isles purchased three tickets and proceeded to tell a friend "I have got a better chance of being struck by lightning." Isles was right. He went home to pray he'd win the cash when all of the sudden a lightning bolt flashed and Isles was thrown to the ground.
"I have some things with my memory that are going to bother me for a while," Isles said. "But I wasn't burned. I had a little bit of an irregular heartbeat."
Undeterred Isles dusted himself off and he went in and bought 10 more lottery tickets. In the words of Morgan, "Bill, I wish you all the luck in the world."