posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 08:08 PM
In Canada, anyone who eats at McDonald's has probably noticed that the Monopoly campaign is back. For anyone who isn't familiar, this is where you
collect monopoly stamps to win prizes. The top prize being a million dollars... But have you wondered what the chances of winning that million
(ix) Collect Park Place (#341) and Boardwalk (#342) to win a Prize of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000), payable $50,000/yr. for 20 yrs.
no interest). One (1*) Prize available in the Territory The Odds of collecting Park Place are 1 in 11; the Odds of collecting Boardwalk are 1 in
618,106,200; the Odds of collecting the potential Winning Combination (Park Place and Boardwalk) are 1 in 3,141,832,163
1 in 618,106,163.... Anyone who remembers the falling satellite a few weeks ago knows that there was a better chance of it landing on someone...
The odds of anyone actually finding the winning boardwalk token are actually worse. If you consider that a large number of the game pieces will be
thrown out by people who don't play or people who are just not interested spending the time to check them all.
This is a great ploy by the corporation to encourage people to eat at the restaurant. Good especially, for the kids that want to play the game, saving
up the tokens... and because there are lesser rewards, like free muffins and sandwiches, people who win those will appreciate the game, but as for
the top prize, you are better off putting down a dollar on your local lottery.
I am curious to know how much of an increase of revenue there is when the Monopoly campaign is being done. I have a feeling it offsets the cost...