Folk wisdom says the odds of a lightning strike are one-in-a-million, but actuarially speaking, it really depends on where you live.
In West Virginia, for example, your odds are 1 in about 464,000. But in Maryland, the numbers are more on your side – 1 in about 5.8 million. Shocking!
So what’s the deal? A few key factors vary from state to state, like population size, cloud-to-ground lightning density rates, and how often people in the area go outdoors. Wherever you call home, it’s a good idea to read up on the dangers of lightning and how to keep yourself safe during a thunderstorm.
Check the odds of lightning strikes where you live in the source article from DiscoverTheOdds.com.