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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
I remember one time my grandfather and I were fishing near Corpus Christi. We stopped at a gas station where, on a whim, my grandfather purchased 3 lotto tickets. Prior to that he never played, noting that it really didn't make any sense since the chances of winning were slim at best. As it turned out, his $3.00 whim won him $5,000.00! We blew off the fishing trip and spent the money on beer and women. Just kidding. After that he never purchased another ticket, noting that it really didn't make any sense since the chances of him winning again were even lower than before.
54 posted on 01/08/2004 10:24:29 AM PST by new cruelty ("But there are also unknown unknowns the ones we don't know we don't know." You know?)
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To: new cruelty
chances of him winning again were even lower than before.

Uhhhhh.......never mind.

59 posted on 01/08/2004 10:33:21 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: new cruelty
After that he never purchased another ticket, noting that it really didn't make any sense since the chances of him winning again were even lower than before.

Well, actually, his odds of winning again are not in any way affected by his previous winnings. Each drawing is an independent event with its own odds. Just like spins on a roullette wheel.
60 posted on 01/08/2004 10:33:26 AM PST by 303george
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