Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Everyone was going mega-crazy about the mega-millions lottery yesterday. The jackpot was $636 million. We've all heard the "7 times more likely to be hit by lightning" odds, but I read a better one this morning in the Washington Post...

“You’re about 100 times more likely to die of a flesh-eating bacteria than you are to win the lottery,” Emory University mathematician Aaron Abrams told NPR.

The odds were 1 in 258,890,850.

The winning numbers were: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39, Mega Ball 7

I bought six bucks worth and matched 2 numbers on the whole card.