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Lotto Max $105 million jackpot


Queen’s University Mathematics and Statistics professor David Thomson is available to discuss why playing this Friday’s $105 million Lotto Max jackpot is a waste of time.

With the odds of winning the jackpot being one in 28 million, Professor Thomson thinks people should spend their money elsewhere.

“I don’t play the lottery. It’s like a voluntary tax on the stupid. Almost anything else you invest in has better odds of making money. You have better odds of being hit by an asteroid than you do winning the lottery,” says Professor Thomson.

To arrange an interview, please contact Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca, or Kristyn Wallace at 613.533.6000 ext. 79173 or kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca at News and Media Services, Queen’s University.

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