Quantum Lottery

According to the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (if I understand it — I’m sure I don’t), the universe kind of splits every time measurement (not just with a ruler) takes place.

There are several sites, Random Numbers Info being one of them, that will provide numbers based on measurement of quantum systems. In theory, if I request a set of numbers from their site, there will be different versions of me that see each of all of the possible numbers. These numbers can then be used to play a lottery, and one (of all of those millions of me) will be guaranteed to win.

So, what’s the drawback? Only one of me will win, all of the rest will have lost $1 and the net result will be negative. Of course, if you already are going to play, you might as well make your bet based on some quantum event.

Here are my “lucky numbers” for Mega Millions (available in California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Washington):
1 13 14 27 43 31

If you use these numbers and win, don’t forget to share. 🙂

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