Re: Estimated jackpot $356 million
Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan
The odds of winning a new 72-inch HD TV in the church picnic raffle are way against you. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot, particularly when it is high and millions of non-regulars are lured into playing, is so astronomically insignificant it's hard to even quantify.
About the same odds as getting hit by a piece of falling space junk. Or of the Reds trailing the Yankees 15-0 with two outs in the bottom of the 9th of game 7 of the World Series, then proceeding to hit four consecutive grand slams to win.
What do the number of people playing have to do with the odds. I suppose it plays into the payout more than the odds.
They're still astronomic but they're no worse if you're playing for $20 million or $356 Million.
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