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On August 24, 2001, a store clerk in Ontario, Canada, claimed a CDN$250,000 prize in the Encore lottery. On October 31, 1999, a Boeing 767 jetliner plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, leaving no survivors. On the surface, these two events—winning a fortune and losing everything—had nothing to do with each other. Except when one considers how improbable either of these events was. Statisticians who keep score tell us that the odds of winning the Encore lottery are one in ten million, roughly comparable ...