posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 02:44 PM
Last ball to drop one the first day was 13.
odds are 1 in 13 000 000 to win, that or 13 000 000 000 the pot came to 1.3 billion.
No one won, so they next draw happens on... the 13th.... that many 13n's coming up is as likely as winning the lottery
with your dollar and oil crashing, the country is falling apart, and yet you cash in on the biggest lotto yet.
The United States of America was created from thirteen British colonies and as such, the number thirteen is a commonly-recurring motif in American
heraldry. For example, there are thirteen stars on the Great Seal of the United States and there are thirteen stripes on the American flag.
Main article: Triskaidekaphobia
The number 13 is considered an unlucky number in some countries. The end of the Mayan calendar's 13th Baktun was superstitiously feared as a
harbinger of the apocalyptic 2012 phenomenon. Fear of the number 13 has a specifically recognized phobia, Triskaidekaphobia, a word coined in 1911.
The superstitious sufferers of triskaidekaphobia try to avoid bad luck by keeping away from anything numbered or labelled thirteen. As a result,
companies and manufacturers use another way of numbering or labelling to avoid the number, with hotels and tall buildings being conspicuous examples
(thirteenth floor). It's also considered unlucky to have thirteen guests at a table. Friday the 13th has been considered an unlucky day. 
There are a number of theories as to why the number thirteen became associated with bad luck, but none of them have been accepted as likely.
The Last Supper: At Jesus Christ's last supper, there were thirteen people around the table, counting Christ and the twelve apostles. Some
believe this is unlucky because one of those thirteen, Judas Iscariot, was the betrayer of Jesus Christ.
Knights Templar: On Friday 13 October 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the arrest of the Knights Templar, and most of the knights were
tortured and killed.
Full moons: A year with 13 full moons instead of 12 posed problems for the monks in charge of the calendars. "This was considered a very
unfortunate circumstance, especially by the monks who had charge of the calendar of thirteen months for that year, and it upset the regular
arrangement of church festivals. For this reason thirteen came to be considered an unlucky number." However, a typical century has about 37 years
that have 13 full moons, compared to 63 years with 12 full moons, and typically every third or fourth year has 13 full moons.
A repressed lunar cult: In ancient cultures, the number 13 represented femininity, because it corresponded to the number of lunar (menstrual)
cycles in a year (13 x 28 = 364 days). The theory is that, as the solar calendar triumphed over the lunar, the number thirteen became
See also: Lucky Thirteen (disambiguation)
In Italy, 13 is considered a lucky number. The expression fare tredici ("to do 13") means hit the jackpot. 17 is considered an unlucky number