What Are the Odds of Being Struck by Lightning?

You might have heard of the two golfers who were trying to hide themselves under a pine tree in order to protect themselves from a thunderstorm. Lightning struck both of them. The two golfer were disoriented and injured after the incident, but survived. One remembered their current golf score, but didn’t know what year it was. The question is, what are the odds of being struck by lightning? Only 10% of people who are struck by lightning are killed. The odds of being struck in a given year is 1/700,000. The odds of being struck in your lifetime (est. 80 years) is 1/5000. Prevention is the key, so make sure you know all about how to protect yourself.

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