Ok, this has been bugging me all week. I had a potential buyer on another platform recently who wanted me to help him write his book ‘No One Ever Wins’ - or something like that.
In short, this guy says that it is easy for anyone to prove that no one ever actually wins the lottery (and that it is all a huge scam), due to the simple fact that no one knows anyone who knows anyone who has ever won the big jackpot.
The idea is simple, if you are only ever six steps away from Hitler, you should only ever be six (at the most) away from someone who has won the lottery. Likewise, almost everyone has met or knows someone who has met a celebrity (I once served prosecco to Ray Liotta) but no one actually knows a lottery winner even though the number of winners grows each and every week.
Now I turned this down as there was lots of complex maths that I couldn’t get my head around. However, just as a bit of a social experiment, does anyone actually know someone who has ever won the full lottery jackpot. Not a fiver, not $200 and odd thousand, the full, giant cheque jackpot?
Jut asking. It’s very interesting for me you see, as I live on a very small island where a new winner is announced every week and before this, I had already heard lots of talk in passing about how playing is pointless because it is all a big scam.
So, do you know someone or someone in your immediate circle of friends who knows a lottery jackpot winner?