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New York Reporter Says Viewers Have Better Odds Being Murdered Than Winning Lottery

WPIX_lotteryA reporter for New York CW affiliate WPIX took an unusual and some might say darker route to showing the impossible odds of winning Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot.

Arthur Chi’en enlisted the aid of an NYU mathematics professor to compute the odds in a conversational, easily relatable way.

The duo first told viewers they could guarantee a win by buying up $176 million in lottery tickets. But really, who has that sort of cash laying around?

The pair then went with the old saw, saying you’d be 50 percent more likely to be hit by lightning.

Chi’en went with the “drop the microphone and walk off the stage” moment when he told viewers they’d be 8,000 times more likely to be murdered. Happy Holidays everyone!

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Seven Months After Clown Incident, Arthur Chi’en Returns to WPIX

Arthur Chi’en will return to WPIX this week for the first time since last fall, after a tangle with a clown at a New York City Halloween parade left him with extensive facial damage.

Chi’en was on a float at the annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade when a man dressed as a clown tried to climb aboard. Chi’en tried to shake the clown off, but the float’s railing collapsed and both men fell to the street. Chi’en landed face-first on the pavement, leaving him with six facial fractures¬† — and no hope he would ever be on TV again.

“You look at yourself and know this is not the way your facial structure is supposed to be,” Chi’en, who had trouble speaking and chewing, told The New York Daily News. “I was worried about my career. You don’t see too many people on TV who have a speech impediment or a deformity.”

Chi’en will return to WPIX this week with seven metal plates in his face. There have been no arrests related to the incident, as the clown disappeared into the crowd shortly after Chi’en was pulled off the float. Chi’en said viewers sent cards and emails after the accident and one even approached him after recognizing him on the street.

“Glad to see you’re okay, and that clown didn’t ruin your life,” the viewer said.