Just The Facts
- The odds of winning a Mega Millions Jackpot are 175,000,000 to
- The odds, as an American Male, of being Tom Cruise are only
150,000,000 to one.
- You are more likely to call heads twice, roll a six and then be
struck by lightning than win a regular 6/49 lottery.
Via jwz, Lottery |
That (and the rest of the article)
is pretty much why I don't play the lottery.
I also don't gamble. I learned the “if, at a poker table, you can't
spot the sucker, it's you” lesson the hard way back in college (nothing
like losing an entire paycheck in a “friendly” game).
(As a digression—growing up, I preferred Mad over Cracked, which I found to be a weak
imitation of Mad. But these days, the Cracked website is lightyears better
than the Mad website.)
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