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The Odds of Winning McDonald’s Minion Mania

By , July 7th, 2015 | 2 Comments »

The Odds of Winning McDonald's Minion Mania

The Minions have invaded McDonald’s! Starting today and going until August 3rd, 2015, McDonald’s is hosting Minion Mania. If you want the nity grity details about this game at McDonald’s, read this post we wrote earlier in the week. If you want a brief overview, here it is:

Minion Mania is an instant win game hosted by McDonald’s. It’s much like the hugely popular McDonald’s Monopoly. You buy food, collect the code off the eligible food package (not all food qualifies) and enter online to win some pretty awesome prizes. What if you don’t like McDonald’s? That’s okay. You can play without making a single purchase. To do so, read this article we wrote earlier today.

There are TONS of prizes be be had with this game. 361,295,467 to be exact. They are giving away everything from $1 million in cash prizes to trips to Universal Studios. All prizes are up for grabs beginning today. Here are the prizes and their respective odds:

Medium Soft Drink

Odds of Winning: Odds 1 in 31


Odds of Winning: Odds 1 in 41

Sausage McGriddles

Odds of Winning: Odds 1 in 61

Small Fries

Odds of Winning: Odds: 1 in 61

Small McCafé Smoothie

Odds of Winning:  Odds 1 in 61

Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait

Odds of Winning: Odds 1 in 61

Large Iced Coffee

Odds of Winning: Odds: 1 in 61

Premium Chicken sandwich

Odds of Winning: 1 in 121

Quarter Pounder w/Cheese

Odds of Winning: Odds 1 in 121

Chicken Snack Wrap

Odds of Winning: 1 in 121

Minions Movie Ticket

Odds of Winning: 1 in 1,446

Despicable Me 2: Mini-Movie Collection Download (3 mini movies)

Odds of Winning: 1 in 3,613

$50 Arch Card

Odds of Winning: 1 in 463,200

NBC Sports Experience Trip

Odds of Winning: 1 in 13,895,980

NBC Show Experience

Odds of Winning: 1 in 18,064,774

Trip to Universal Orlando Resort

Odds of Winning: 1 in 25,806,820

Trip to Universal Studios Hollywood

Odds of Winning: 1 in 25,806,820

There’s also an online sweepstakes which runs each week. You can enter up to 10 times a day. The prize each week is $250,000! However, I can’t give you the odds of winning those jackpots ($1 million in total). Those odds are yet to be determined. We all know McDonald’s will sell 361,295,467 eligible menu items but we’re unsure how many people will enter the $250,000 drawing each week.

An Analysis of the Odds

The odds may seem depressing. But fear not. Once you factor in all 361,295,467 prizes, your overall chance of winning at least something jumps to 1 out of 6. This means, if you’re a regular McDonald’s patron, you’ll probably win something! Plus,the game is fun. And you may discover a new menu item you enjoy after winning it. That or maybe you’ll just enjoy the sweet taste of victory.

To keep your spirits high, here are three things with wayyy worse odds than 1 in 6. Of course, all of these things have much less to do with luck than the Minion Mania game:

Becoming a Movie Star

Odds of Winning: 1 in 1,505,000

Becoming a Billionaire

Odds of Winning: 1 in 7,000,000

Winning $1,000 in the McDonald’s Monopoly Game

Odds of Winning: 1 in 36,950,005

See, the odds of winning something at McDonald’s this month are actually pretty respectable. I don’t know about you but even just winning a small fry sounds alright to me. Make sure to stay tuned for more posts about Minion Mania. Please comment below if you’ve won something. It’s fun to brag and everyone loves hearing good news!

Have fun!


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  • Eduardo O says:

    I won a yogurt parfait lol
    only went twice this month

  • KRISSY says:

    I won a yogurt parfait, a sundae, and a smoothie, but I get my coffee from Mickey D’s every morning before work and those 3 wins were from going two weeks straight for my coffee every morning, except on weekends. Awesome sauce!


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