LOL, as the kids say, FAIL

Rees won’t buy ticket for $90m Oz Lotto

“Punters will descend on newsagents across NSW and the ACT on Tuesday to stake their claim to the $90 million Oz Lotto jackpot. But an altruistic NSW Premier Nathan Rees will be sitting this one out, saying he doesn’t want to reduce the chances of other hopefuls.”

It’s so nice that you don’t need a grasp of how that thing … what’s it called … statistics! .. how statistics works to be in politics.

On a related note, last night I stubbed the pinkie toe on my left foot, tearing the nail quite painfully. So if you, gentle reader, didn’t stub your toe .. well, you can thank me when next we meet.


  1. Well, except that he’s right. By not buying a ticket he is reducing the chance that the jackpot will be shared between multiple people.

    It’s ok, I know statistics is hard.

    • True, of course. But the implication in the news item is that he won’t be entering so that others are more likely to win it.

  2. I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

    Are you sure you didn’t mean “Probability?”

    Just saying is all.