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Damon Runyan - Tom Stoppard - Terry Pratchett - How the Universe Works TV - Tommy Cooper - Masterminds: A Day at the Races TV - The Sopranos TV - the Hustler 1961 - Hall of Fame: Never Say Never TV -  William Shakespeare - Arnold Palmer - Tennessee Williams - 

 

 

1,079.  I long ago come to the conclusion that all life is 6 to 5 against.  (Life's Like That & Odds)  Damon Runyan

 

 

2,139.  Life is a gamble at terrible odds – if it was a bet, you wouldn’t take it.  (Life’s Like That & Gamble & Bet & Odds)  Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead 1967

 

 

2,626.  Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one.

 

But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.  (Science & Exist & Odds)  Terry Pratchett, Mort

 

 

3,990.  For Earth to even exist it had to overcome astronomic odds.  (Earth & Odds & Universe)  How the Universe Works s2e8: Birth of the Earth

 

 

21,977.  I backed a horse today at twenty to one.  He came in twenty past four.  (Horse & Betting & Gambling & Odds)  Tommy Cooper  

 

 

17,067.  On Breeders’ Cup day 2002 one lucky better beat the odds and became the only winner of the Pick 6 Multi-Million Dollar Jackpot.  (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia & Odds)  Masterminds: A Day at the Races 

 

17,068.  Mastermind Chris Harn had found a way to turn a 1,000,000 to 1 longshot into a $3,000,000 sure thing.  (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia & Odds)  ibid.

 

 

18,956.  I’m rich!  Five grand at eight to one.  (Gangstas: New Jersey & Bet & Odds)  The Sopranos: Pie-O-My s4e5 starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Ralph at races

 

 

20,579.  I don’t make bad bets; seven-five twenty-five that’s it.  (GBH Films & Bet & Odds & Pool)  The Hustler 1961 starring Paul Newman & Jackie Gleason & Piper Laurie & George C Scott & Myron McCormick & Murray Hamilton & Michael Constantine & Stefan Gierasch & Clifford Pellow & Jake LaMotta & Gordon B Clarke et al, director Robert Rossen, Shark to Fast Eddie

 

 

66,562.  The Lottery only pays back 45% of the money it takes in, far far worse than any casino game.  (Chance & Odds)  Professor David Spiegelhalter, Tails You Win: The Science of Chance, BBC 2012

 

 

68,688.  ‘We were 50/1.’  (Cricket & Odds)  Hall of Fame: Never Say Never, Imran Khan

 

 

83,528.  It never yet did hurt

To lay down likelihoods and forms of hope.  William Shakespeare, II Henry IV I iii 34-35, Hastings to others

 

83,529.  Against ill chances men are ever merry;

But heaviness foreruns the good event.  (Odds & Chance)  ibid.  IV i 307-308, Archbishop of York

 

 

83,530.  There is diversity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance or death.  (Odds & Chance & Numbers)  William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor V i 3

 

 

74,911.  Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against me.  (Golf & Odds)  Arnold Palmer

 

 

98,550.  Stanley (to Mitch):  Well, what did he say?

 

Mitch:  He said he’d give us even money.

 

Stanley:  Naw!  We gotta have oods!  Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire, opening scene