The odds of winning the Florida lottery,
1 in 22,957,480
The odds of winning the Powerball lottery,
1 in 175,223,510
The odds of winning Mega Millions lottery,
1 in 258,890,850
The odds of a disk drive failing in any given month, are roughly
1 in 36.
The odds of 2 different drives failing in the same month. are roughly
1 in 36 squared, or 1 in about 1,300.
The odds of 3 different drives failing in the same month. is 36 cubed.
or about1 in 46,656.
The odds of 7 different drives failing in the same month (like what happened at the IRS when they received a letter asking about emails
Targeting Conservative and pro Israeli groups) is (37 to the 7th power)
about 1 in 78,664,164,096. (78 Billion to 1)
In other words, the odds are greater you will Win the Florida Lottery 342
Times than having those seven IRS hard drives crashing in the same month!!!