Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by jfkreacher, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. jfkreacher macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2014
    What are the odds of winning the UK euromillion lottery?
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    It's not the "UK Euromillions" - it's a europe wide lottery
    The full odds are available on this page:

    The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 116,531,800 which is why I don't play it (or any other lottery for that matter: The odds are horrendous)
  3. natsinicky macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2014
    You are more likely to get struck by lightening, twice, in the same exact location in your life than you are likely to win the lottery. (source- somewhere, i forget, but I remember the information)
  4. Mousse macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2008
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    Since electricity (Lightning) travels in the path of least resistance, the likelihood of lightning striking twice in the same place is pretty high. The Empire State Building gets struck by lightning an average of 25 times a year.:eek: The chance of surviving a lightning strike, well, I'd rather not try my luck.:p
  5. cardfan macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2012

    No it's you're more likely to get a bent iPhone. Twice. After all Apple said only 9 out of millions have had that happen.
  6. sdilley14 macrumors 65816

    Feb 8, 2007
    Mesa, AZ
    You're more likely to get struck by lightning twice, in the same day, while carrying a bent iPhone in your pocket.
  7. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    I play the lottery. Usually a dollar or two when I am up near Idaho. It's an 1.5 hours from my house, so I don't get to play often.

    I think of it like this when I play.

    What are the odds of me having $100 million tomorrow currently. Probably zero.

    Odds after playing $1? Better than zero.

    And it's only a buck. Something I would normally waste on a french fries.
  8. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Leaving aside the - unusually open ended question asked by the OP - there is also the fact that the OP is a new member, with one, single, solitary, post to his (I assume his, though it could also be a 'her') username.

    Let us see if the OP returns to this (or any other) thread…...

    In other words, my olfactory passages are prompting me that something may smell a little off….
  9. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2004
    What, you don't like the smell of fresh SPAM in the morning ? :rolleyes:

  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    No, as it happens, I prefer - by far - the wonderful aroma of freshly made coffee.

    Fresh (or stale) spam just doesn't do it for me - in any sort of context.

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