Friday, June 13, 2014
Your Powerball Odds
Odds of being struck by a meteor: 1 in 700,000.
Odds of being attacked by a shark: 1 in 11.5 million.
Odds that purchaser of winning ticket will discover friends and relatives he never knew he had: 100%.
Odds that he is wearing a baseball cap at this very moment: 75%
Odds that purchaser of winning PowerBall ticket lives in a double-wide: 1 in 3.
Odds that he will prudently invest his money in stocks, tax-free municipals, and reits: 1 in 550.
Odds that he will invest in Elvis Collector Plates and Pit Bulls: 1 in 5.
Odds he will move to a much nicer double-wide in Maui: 1 in 7.
Odds that he is married: 1 in 2.
Odds that if he is married, he will be divorced within two years: 1 in 3.
Odds if he is not married, he will be within two years: 1 in 2.
Odds that if he gets married within two years, he will be divorced in another two: 1 in 3.
Odds that in either case, the ex-wife will end up in possession of the double-wide in Maui: 1 in 2.