Friday, April 16, 2010

No Tom, Dick or Harry

John and Margaret are the luckiest lottery names, according to Britain's National Lottery figures. In an effort to con more of the unsuspecting public into wagering their hard earned money, it revealed that the top 10 men's names among winners who have banked prizes of more than £50,000 are John, David, Michael, Peter, Robert, James, Paul, William and Stephen, while the luckiest women are named Margaret, Susan, Patricia, Mary, Christine, Elizabeth, Jean, Janet, Linda and Karen.

Well, anyone with a bit of gray matter should be able to tell that people with the aforementioned names may not be inherently lucky. It's just that these names are more common and hence the odds of people with such names winning a lottery are higher. The stupidity of National Lottery's "findings" is mindboggling. Do the PR people who churn out this really believe their own crap?


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