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We're all winners in the great lottery of life

Topic closed. 1 reply. Last post 11 years ago by SirMetro.

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Posted: May 25, 2006, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

I want to win Lotto. By myself. Not sharing it with others who will reduce my share.

I could pay off the house, buy a new car, go on holiday, set up the kids, quit work, buy that weekender, buy a business and still have enough left to have no worries for 20, 40 or 60 years.

Unfortunately, winning is one chance in several million, and, with my luck, those odds are too great.

But I am here and I have just taken another breath.

My mother was born with about 800,000 immature eggs in her ovaries. Alas, 799,996 of my half brothers and sisters did not have their eggs mature, become fertilised or survive. But mine and my sisters' were. So I started off life by winning a 1 in 800,000 lottery.

My father was a healthy fellow who was sexually mature for about 60 years. During his life he probably produced about 200 million sperm every day, for a total of about 4,000,000,000,000. And only one of them was mine - all the others were half brothers and sisters. The chance of my egg being fertilised by my sperm is something like 1 in 3,200,000,000,000,000,000.

So already I'm feeling lucky.

 

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    East of Atlanta
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    Posted: May 26, 2006, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

    gee and I thought my way of thinking was a bit odd

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