Monday, August 08, 2011

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Forbes: "First, she won $5.4 million; then a decade later, she won $2 million; then two years later $3 million; and finally, in the spring of 2008, she hit a $10 million jackpot.

The odds of this? One in eighteen septillion."


George said...

I'd be happy if I won once.

Brent McKee said...

Actually the odds of winning the fourth or fifth time is exactly the same as winning the first time. Assuming a 49 ball lottery (which is what we have in Canada), the odds of winning at any given time is 13,983,816. The odds of any given combination of balls falling is always the same. As Roulette players know, the little white ball doesn't have a memory.