Played Lotto today. Saw it was sumpteen million bucks so I snagged a ticket. Got home and wondered what the odds are. So I did a reality check. Found a nifty little program that told me my odds are 1 in 13,983,716. Hmmm. So I snooped around and here how the odds stack up with other stuff.
My chances of climbing Mt. Everest: 1 in 50,000,000. Feeling pretty good about my ticket. But I also have a 4% chance of never making it home alive. It looks up from here on out!
Odds of me becoming a billionaire: 1 in 1,000,000.
Odds of me getting a hole in one: 1 in 10,000.
Odds of being struck by lightning: 1 in 500,000. But 4/5th’s of the time I will live.
Odds of a squirrel stealing my keys: unknown.
Odds that I will die via parts falling off an airplane: 1 in 10,000,000.
And that’s where I cut this short. If some Boeing turboprop doohickey has a greater chance of striking me dead than I have of striking it rich playing Lotto, I’m out. Until next week. ~Mike