Get out of town! Nobody won? Nobody is going home with the bag full of loot? [chuckles] Then again, let’s not forget that the odds are one in 28 million. Now think about that, one in 28 million.
I’ve said this before. What fat chance is there that I would actually win? I looked it up. According to the National Weather Service down in the States, I have a one chance in 500,000 of being hit by lightning. Apparently, that works out to be one chance in 6,250 over my lifetime. On the other hand, the Lottery and Gaming Corporation says I have one chance in 28,633,528 of winning. When I did my tandem parachute jump last October (see my blog Parachuting: If God had meant me to…) I looked up the stats and discovered I had a one in 100,000 chance of dying by parachuting. Imagine my surprise when those same stats revealed that I had a one in 6,000 chance of dying in my car. Parachuting is 17 times safer than driving a car!
Out of 20 MaxMillions, we had 9 winners. Two of those prizes are split between 2 winners and one of those is split three ways. Well, I guess there’s still a chance floating around I may have picked up something. It just ain’t the biggie!
Lotto Max: Friday, March 11, 2011: $50 million, 31 MaxMillions
Well, I’ll be out to the store to pick up another ticket this week. I am determined to win just once in my life… or die trying? [laughs]
6/49: Saturday, March 5, 2011: $7 million
Nobody won this past Wednesday so the pot has increased. Okay, I missed the Lotto Max but I still have a chance of getting enough to quit my job. [sigh] At least I can still have that pleasant moment over a cup of coffee of imagining what it would be like to check my ticket and have the bells go off indicating that I won. Ha! I’m sure I’d be stunned.
All the latest winning numbers
You can visit the Lotto web site and check out all the latest winning numbers including Poker, 49, Lottario, Keno, Pick 4, Pick 3 and Payday. Of course, all the Encore numbers can be found there as well.
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