Monopoly at McDonalds begins July 16th, but if you want to win the $1million prize this year..
(viii) Collect Park Place (#451) and Boardwalk (#452) to win a prize of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000*). Two (2) prizes are available (*payable $50,000/year for 20 years, without interest). The approximate odds of collecting Park Place are 1 in 11; the approximate odds of collecting Boardwalk are 1 in 602,490,060; the approximate odds of collecting the Winning Combination (Park Place and Boardwalk) are 1 in 3,050,412,898; the approximate odds of collecting the Winning Combination (Park Place and Boardwalk) found on Big Mac are 1 in 37,955,000.
(ix) Collect Reading Railroad (#453), Pennsylvania Railroad (#454), B&O Railroad (#455), and Short Line (#456) to win a prize of Shell Fuel for a Year. Four (4) prizes available, ARV: $2,350, calculated based on the average yearly gasoline consumption of 635.58 gallons per year (average 4.5 fuel purchases per month x average 11.77 gallons per purchase x 12 months) at $3.696 (US) per gallon (consistent with the U.S. Department of Energy statistics for regular grade gasoline as of March 18, 2013). Fluctuations in gasoline prices after March 18, 2013 will not affect the calculation of the Shell Fuel for a Year amount (see Rule 8) (NJ, VA, Guam and Saipan winners will receive $2,350 in bank card[s]). The approximate odds of collecting Reading Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad or B&O Railroad are 1 in 10; the approximate odds of collecting Short Line are 1 in 150,622,515; the approximate odds of collecting the Winning Combination (Reading Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, B&O Railroad and Short Line) are 1 in 5,945,378,686.
I find it interesting that now McDonalds has to also factor in the odds of a person collecting the "common" pieces along with the rare piece. If you don't know which pieces are the "rare" ones by now you haven't been paying attention. But seriously, your odds are 1 in 5.9 BILLION to collect the railroads to win free gasoline and 1 in 3.1 Billion to collect Park Place & Boardwalk!!!
To put this in perspective, you are 34 times more likely to win the Powerball jackpot than free gas for a year.
So with that said:
1 in 4 wins free food!
5. IN-STORE GAME - PRIZES/ODDS/DETAILS: The odds of winning a prize in the In-Store Game are approximately 1 in 4. Odds based on Game Pieces (each has 2 Game Stamps); mostly Food Prizes.
( so peel the stamps if you're hungry )