Re: Estimated jackpot $356 million
Originally Posted by gonelong
One of my favorite stories from "A Mathemetician at a Ballgame" involves a statistics professor who after hearing the jackpot had gone above $175 million told his students that if they were so inclined, now was the time to buy a lottery ticket because the payout for the ticket was finally more than the odds against winning. Stopping for gas on the way home, he decided to follow his own advice and buy a ticket.
Of course he won.
The story is so good, I've decided it can't possibly be true.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.