The odds of getting struck by lightning is often compared to the odds of hitting the correct lottery numbers.
Calculating the odds of getting all lottery numbers correct is easy, because there are finite possibilities. But how does one compute the odds of getting hit by lightning? I've seen so many different answers, so I'd assume that they are calculating it differently.
I have also seen sources take an average using previous year(s) data, but shouldn't that be invalid because the odds is independent from time and trials? Is the term odds being misused here?
Furthermore, I have heard another variation where one has a higher chance of being struck by lightning on a sunny day than winning the lottery. Is this even possible: to be struck by lightning on a sunny day?