Monday, February 21, 2022

Lottery Dreams


WilliamRocket said...

Hang on, hang on ... so, 16 people are going to die in a car crash on the way to buy a lottery ticket from a petrol station ... and one person is going to win $325m ?

Or is it 15 people that are going to die ?

I always have problems with these riddles.

newton said...

The best story I've heard about the chances of winning a big lottery:

Suppose you miss a friend from college and want to visit him, but don't know where he lives. So, pick any random state and go there. Now go to any random city in that state. Now pick any road anywhere in that city. Go along that road and stop at any house you see. Now knock on the door. Your friend answers the door! Well, there's a better chance of that happening than you winning the Powerball lottery.