“I wish we would win the lottery,” Marcia announced at the dinner table.
“That’s impossible,” her father said. “We don’t play the lottery.” 1
“Because it’s a foolish gamble. You have one in eighteen million chances of winning. And that’s in a lottery for a single state. Some lotteries are for several states, and your odds could be as low one in one hundred and twenty million.”
“It’s still one chance.”