## Tuesday, January 22, 2019

### Schrödinger's Lottery Numbers

It’s true, a lottery is nothing but a tax on stupid people.  But from time to time, when the lottery jackpot gets near a billion dollars, why not gamble two dollars on a one-in-a-trillion chance of becoming stinking rich overnight?  At that point so many people are buying lottery tickets that you’re sort of left out if you don’t buy one.  So on those occasions I buy a lottery ticket, but there’s a procedure I always follow.

Remember, we’re dealing with trillions of combinations of random numbers and to win you’re got to match a series of random numbers twice.  I only buy Quick-Picks and never choose the numbers myself.  And when the cashier hands me the ticket I never, ever look at it.  I make sure I do not know what the numbers are.  I do this because, according to Quantum Physics, perception alters the outcome of the experiment.  If I do not perceive the numbers they will remain in a state of Waveform Potentiality and are not ‘fixed’ until I see them.

Therefore, between the time I buy the lottery ticket and the drawing, the numbers on my ticket exist both in a ‘matched’ and ‘unmatched’ state.  Only when I perceive the numbers do they then collapse from the Waveform state to the fixed Particle state.

After the lottery numbers are drawn they are then ‘fixed’ in reality.  Only then do I look at (perceive) my lottery ticket numbers.  Until I perceive my lottery ticket numbers they are mutable and subject to change to the ‘matched’ (perceived) state which matches the drawn numbers thereby making me an overnight millionaire.

Clearly there is much to learn about the application of quantum physics principles to lotteries because this experiment has been remarkably consistent with a 100% failure rate and I am not (yet) a millionaire.

Schrödinger's cat, if alive, owes me two bucks.