Is your name Tim? You should buy a lottery ticket

If you are a man named Tim, your chances of winning the lottery are greater than any other name.

At least that’s what the statistics say.  Lottery officials in Iowa were curious about how a person’s name related to how often they won the lottery (they only looked at winners of at least $100,000).  They found that “Tims” won the big jackpots 33 times since the lottery began in 1985.  Coming in second was the name John with 26 big wins.

Of course, lottery management was quick to point out that everyone always has the same chance of winning, no matter what your name is.  They encourage players to NOT change their name with the plan of increasing the odds of winning.   Duh.

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