Thursday, October 19, 2006

It's easier to die than to win at McDonald's!

Hat tip to Fast Food News for their expose on just how unlikely you'll win anything good playing the returning McDonald's Monopoly promotion.

To win even the smallest prize (a small McFlurry, a medium fries or a breakfast sandwich) your odds are 1 in 7.2 (that's seven nutritious trips to McD's!)

It gets more fun when we forget about the food and move on to the bigger ticket items.

Your odds of winning a Sony home theatre and flat panel HDTV are 1 in 91,697,000!

Your odds of winning a trip to Vegas are 1 in 114,621,250!

Your odds of winning a $50,000 prize are 1 in 3,500,000,000!

Your odds of winning the $5,000,000 grand prize are 1 in 41,497,391,309!

To put this in perspective for you I turned to the National Safety Council.

Buckle your seatbelts; you are 4,994 times more likely to die in a car accident this year than win the TV.

Hold onto that bannister; you are 625 times more likely to die falling down stairs this year than win the trip to Vegas.

Maybe drinking's not so fun; you are 4,729 times more likely to die from accidentally choking on your own vomit this year than win the $50,000.

and lastly....

Maybe move to Slovenia; you are a staggering 2,529,865 times more likely to get murdered this year than win the $5,000,000 grand prize.

Ain't stats grand?

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1 comment:

  1. That is awesome! I love math it always tells the truth and makes it so hard to rebut!

    Good blog!

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