The code that could see you a winner in McDonald’s Monopoly competition.
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You are far more likely to die driving to buy your ticket than you are to actually win first division in the lottery.
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If winning first division in the lotto is very unlikely, why is playing so popular?
Saying they are is to dangerously misunderstand the limits of scientific enquiry.
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