The math behind McDonald's Monopoly sweepstakes shows the only properties that really matter
McDonald's kicked off its annual Monopoly sweepstakes this week, so of course we are thrilled to devour the stats. Lottery probabilities are a ton of fun, and Monopoly statistics are even more interesting, so a Monopoly-themed lottery may as well be Christmas for stat geeks. Here's how it works. Every time you purchase certain items at McDonald's over the next couple weeks — any one of 26 different menu items — you'll get to peel off a game piece comprised of two stamps.