Cost benefit and the lottery

The way I figure it.

  • If I don’t buy a lottery ticket my chances of winning is zero.
  • If I buy just one row my chances are infinitely small, but infinitely small is still infinitely larger than zero.
  • If I buy 2 rows my chances only double.

So seen from a cost benefit point of view I should only buy one row.



-- Update 2011 : 07 : 13 --
Glad to see somebody taking my advise…

”Single ticket wins $255 million British lottery draw”

All the others didn’t stand a change… (really unfair if you think about it)

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