Lottery

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  1. jfkreacher macrumors newbie

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    What are the odds of winning the UK euromillion lottery?
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

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    It's not the "UK Euromillions" - it's a europe wide lottery
    The full odds are available on this page: http://www.euro-millions.com/odds-of-winning

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    -t
     
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    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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