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  1. Feb 17, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Heard this one on the news today and had to pass it along.

    If you drive one mile to purchase a lottery ticket and then drive back home again, you are five times more likely to be killed in an auto accident than to win today's big lottery.
     
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  3. Feb 17, 2006 #2

    Pengwuino

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I need to tell this to my mother. She always goes on and on about the lottery.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2006 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    So the lesson here is that one should buy five tickets per mile?

    They also mentioned the likelihood of getting attacked by a shark. Now this seemed rather odd to me since it applies to someone in Ohio as well as Hawaii.
     
  5. Feb 19, 2006 #4

    Pengwuino

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    My mother only gets 1, i need to tell her to re-analyize her chances!
     
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