Monday, February 22, 2010

one in 1.75 Billion...

A recent online solicitation I received:

"WIN $5,000 A WEEK for Life!"

Geezus..!! Where do I go to sign-up..!?!

Of course, once I check it out a little more thoroughly ...this missive from Publishers Clearing House ...once I check it out thoroughly I see the odds of winning are "1 in 1,750,000,000"..!! One in one point 75 Billion..!! And I thought the Powerball lottery odds were long..!!

Lets see, what is the current world population ...sleeper runs off to 'Google it'. Hmmm, just over 6.8 billion peeps, number courtesy of your tax dollars.

So if aliens were to swoop down and abduct 4 random earthlings from the entire world's population . . .that would be about my odds of being implanted with an anal probe. Or of winning the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. Ha. Like that is gonna happen

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Hey, did you hear that..?!? Strange lights and noises outside my bedroom window ...I better go investigate. Well soon as I complete my Publishers Clearing House entry..!!



...tom... said...


Jenifleur-de-lis said...

Wow...those are some tough odds. But maybe if you're feeling lucky enough, you might just win! $5,000 a week for the rest of one's life would be pretty sweet!

I drove home tonight and didn't hit a single red light. All greens. Perhaps, I should have bought a PowerBall ticket? haha.