Shelved by: WalterWhite on 2012-05-07 | View full size
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The defining factors of winning the lottery are that there's a 1/n chance of winning and that winning is very good. The opposite of those defining characteristics would be something with an (n - 1)/n chance of happening and being really bad. Like your pet dying.
It's just a "really good" vs. "really bad" thing. It's a joke.
But someone's slightly wrong on the internet D:
Hahahaha. Pure gold my man.
I uh. got me some correctin to do here mr.... DeathDark? Is it? He did not actually state that the CHANCES of the event were opposite, but instead implied that the chances we're equal, while the results were equal and opposite in effect. Also, could you please explain to me how the opposite of 1/n is n-1/n? I don't doubt you, I just don't understand.
I find it amusing as you're more likely to be struck by lightning than winning the lottery.
Upvoted for clever title
I second that motion
I thoroughly enjoyed the title "The opposite of winning the lottery."
What about that boy in the top right hand corner?! Killed by a falling stove wtf?! THAT is horribly unlucky!
In retrospect, it was idiotic that I waited curiously for the photo to finish loading as if someone might have actually captured the moment the lightning hit this poor man's balls.
I'm also gonna go ahead and point out that the least likely event in this scenario is death by falling stove, won by the shitluck little boy in the top right corner.