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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I'm Lovin' It

You gotta love dumb guys with a plan.

This morning, KDKA reported the tale of two gentlemen who thought it would be a good idea to rob a McDonald's. They didn't take any money, though... only cups.

KDKA's Stephanie Watson reports the suspects Robert Kern III, of Maryland, and David Bivens, of Indiana, were stealing the cups for the chance to win a $5 million Monopoly game jackpot.
"I mean if you're going to go for the win, I guess that's the way," said Craig Evans from Brush Valley.

Well, maybe not, Craig. While you have to appreciate the chutzpah of these hillbillies, a quick jump to the McDonald's Monopoly official rules page shows us the odds of winning the $5 million:

$5,000,000 (20 year annuity) - 1 in 41,497,391,309

Meanwhile, the odds of winning the current jackpot from the Powerball lottery?

$27,000,000 - 1 in 146,107,962

Take whatever moral from this story you like.

All I know is that dumb guys with a plan make my day a little more entertaining.



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