Friday, March 30, 2012

The Mathematician and Mega Millions

There is a 1 in 175,711,536 chance of winning tonight's Mega Millions.  My daughter, my little mathematician has me convinced that buying one is the same as buying 500.  The probability of winning either way is close to zero.  At the last minute I broke down and bought a second ticket.  Maybe she will be wrong and tomorrow I will be too busy celebrating to post!

1 comment:

Ricochet said...

Good for you!! You can't win if you don't play - and a couple of dollars is a decent price for a dream!