Don't go buying Big Macs like crazy to play McDonald's Monopoly game

You're 10 times more likely to die from a fireworks accident than win big cash in the McDonald's Monopoly game, but that won't stop people from choosing McDonald's over any other fast-food place for a few weeks as they try to win a game payout of up to $1 million.

After all, as lottery ads often say, "You can't win if you don't play." And just so you know what you're getting into before buying Big Macs by the armful, know that you're three times as likely to win the Mega Millions jackpot than you are to get the Park Place stamp and Boardwalk stamp for the top $1 million prize in McDonald's Monopoly, where the odds of winning the million is 1 in 542,034,000.