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Old 01-12-2016, 06:15 PM   #121
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I am not sure about that killed by an asteroid strike figure.

Edit: I guess it comes to 1 in 700,000 because every 700,000 years or so everyone is killed.
Yep, one of these days ReWahoo's asteroid is going to snuff us all out, long before we get our chance at the jackpot. How depressing! I am going to pour meself a stiff shot of gin tonight after dinner.

PS. But knowing now that the odds of death by drowning is 1 in 644, why would anyone go near a body of water? I am gonna have my pool filled in. I may never take a soaking bath again, and only shower.
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killed by an asteroid strike, not killed by climate change stemming from the asteroid strike.

I am not sure if we can pinpoint that you have a one in 700,000 chance of getting hit, or even indirectly killed.

By a similar statement, there is some possibility you could win the Powerball and never buy a ticket.

A person could drop an unsigned ticket and you might pick it up, check it, and find out it is a winner.

Not a zero probability event.
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Speaking of finding an abandoned winning lottery ticket, I hope you will get it in time to claim.

I just read an article saying the amount of lottery winnings going unclaimed in the US is $2 billion/year. Among the smaller winnings are 300 1-million prizes. OMG! People buy tickets but never bother to check them. Right now, there's an unclaimed 63-million jackpot in California that will expire in about 3 weeks.
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