I was surfing the web, and I was greeted by an popup invitation to enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.
I was tempted for a few moments to sign up, but then I saw a link to a page called “See Sweepstakes Facts.”
So here’s the question of the day — what do you think the odds are of winning the grand prize of $1 million a year for life?
The mind-boggling answer is:
Less than 1 in a billion.
As Mr. Spock would say: “To be precise, Dr. McCoy, the odds are 1 in 1,215,500,000.”
Given that the current population of the United States is just over 300 million, I’m thinking I’ll stick with buying Powerball tickets…