Wednesday, April 06, 2011
( 7:48 AM ) teahouse
Playing the Odds
The Husband regularly buys Megamillions lottery tickets. He's an optimist.
I always try to convince him not to do it. To me, it's just throwing money down the drain, because the odds are definitely stacked against us.
My scientific data for such a theory?
First, nobody in Manhattan ever wins the lottery. Think about it. You'll never see this in the news: "Mr. X and his wife live on the Upper West Side, and plan to use their winnings to pay off their outrageous mortgage on their one bedroom apartment, and then retire if there's anything left over."
Right! It's usually someone from a rural area, or a small town, who works in a factory or has a minimum wage job, or is already retired.
Second, nobody Asian ever wins the lottery. In fact, it seems to be mostly white people who win it.
Ok, ok, it could just be because there just aren't many Asians in the U.S. But I'm still convinced it's a conspiracy!
Third, no lawyers ever win the lottery. Think about it. Have you ever seen it on the news, I ask you???
I rest my case!!#
That's probably because Asian lawyers from Manhattan know to claim their winnings through a trust or corporation. Your odds are better than you think!
I hope your theary is right. I'm not Asian, I'm not a lawyer but I do live in a rural area and work 3 jobs AND most importantly, I have lottery tickets in my purse :-)
See, to me that you're odds are even better. Some Asian OR someone in Manhattan OR some lawyer is bound to win eventually, and you're all of those things!
one can NEVER wind is one NEVER buys a ticket
That just means you're due to win!