I may only have a 1 in 28,633,528 chance of having a winning ticket, but really it's the only realistic chance I'll ever have to get $50 million.
Anyway I can afford to occasionally gamble the $5 for the minuscule chance of that $50 million.
If those are the odds, and a game cost $5, and you could win over $500M, then buying a lottery ticket starts to make statistical sense. I don't know anything about the lottery in question though... are those the actual odds or just a number you made up for illustrative purposes?
Those odds are for the Lotto MAX in Canada I believe. Top prize is capped at $50M with any extra being more $1M draws.
I just wonder why someone would be willing to live in a place that is by all measures a risky place to establish a life. Why? When I think of the polar bear, the weather, the isolation and so on, I fail to see the reason why I would want to live there. Man is surely intriguing.
The same could be said for those living in Tornado Alley. People are weird, and they'll live anywhere on this planet.
Who in the world would want to live under and be governed by these Neanderthals? (I realize that this is an insult to true Neanderthals.)
The Taliban rule with guns. He with the most guns sets the laws.
Also, what about the animals that don't like the "hot zones" as much as us primates do?
It's called extinction.
Guardians are supposed to check batteries and devices every week.
That there makes it unlikely to work. People will check these thing initially and then after a few months they won't check as often. Especially if there haven't been any problems.
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works.