And when I'm bored I like to figure out what all the prizes actually are and the odds of winning them!

You have a 1:37955000 to win the $1mil prize on the game pieces on a big mac, and a 1:3050412898 chance to win the $1mil prize on any other game piece.

There's a approximately 22.5% chance to win a free food item:

  • A 1:9 chance to win a medium fries
  • A 1:44 chance to get a quarter pounder with cheese.
  • A 1:44 chance to get a small McCafe or smoothie.
  • A 1:44 chance to get a McFlurry.
  • A 1:22 chance to get a breakfast sandwich.

Additionally, there's approximately a 2.5% chance of winning one of the other instant prizes:

  • (i) Redbox® One (1) Day DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ Rental ARV: $1.50. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 101.
  • (ii) My Coke Rewards® (“MCR”) 40-Points Bundle. ARV: $1.79. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 151.
  • (iii) Five Dollar ($5) McDonald’s Arch Card®. ARV: $5. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 21,518.
  • (iv) EA SPORTS Ten Dollar ($10) Promotion Code. ARV: $10. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 161.
  • (v) Ten Dollar ($10) Shell Gift Card. ARV: $10. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 60,250.
  • (vi) Hasbro® MONOPOLY® Board Game. ARV: $20. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 60,250.
  • (vii) Twenty-Five Dollar ($25) Shell Gift Card. ARV: $25. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 86,071.
  • (viii) Shutterfly® 8x8 Photo Book. ARV: $37.98. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 302.
  • (ix) Fifty Dollars ($50). Ten Thousand (10,000) prizes available. ARV: $50. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 60,250.
  • (x) EA SPORTS Game. ARV: $60. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 35,441.
  • (xi) urBeats™ Earphones. One Hundred Fifty (150) prizes available. ARV: $99.95. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 4,016,601.
  • (xii) One Hundred Dollars ($100). Five Thousand Seven Hundred (5,700) prizes available. ARV: $100. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 105,701.
  • (xiii) Panasonic LUMIX® TS20 Digital Still Camera. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 1,506,226.
  • (xiv) Beats by Dr. Dre® Pill™ Speaker. One Hundred Fifty (150) prizes available. ARV: $199.95. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 4,016,601.
  • (xv) Headphones. Two (2) prizes available. ARV: $199.95. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 301,245,030. (A bit ambiguous...)
  • (xvi) Panasonic VIERA® 50-inch Class Plasma HDTV (49.9 inch Diag). Sixty (60) prizes available. ARV: $598.99. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 10,041,501.
  • (xvii) Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000). Fifteen (15) prizes available. ARV: $5,000. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 40,166,004.
  • (xviii) EA SPORTS NFL Game Experience. Sixty (60) prizes available. ARV: $3,500. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 10,041,501.
  • (xix) Beaches® Resorts Vacation. One Hundred Thirty (130) prizes available. Each winner will receive a four (4) day, three (3) night Luxury Included® Family Vacation to a Beaches Resort in Jamaica or Turks & Caicos for two (2) adults and two (2) children 15 yrs. or younger, including round trip coach air travel provided by Delta Vacations. ARV: $7,500. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 4,634,539.
  • (xx) Ace® Hardware $7,500 Home Fix-Up. ARV: $7,500. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 31,710,004.
  • (xxi) NFL Pro Bowl Experience. Twenty (20) prizes available. Each winner will receive a five (5) day, four (4) night trip for two (2) to the 2014 Pro Bowl in Honolulu, HI, ARV: $8,000. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 30,124,503.
  • (xxii) 2013 FIAT® 500 Hatchback. Ten (10) prizes available. Each winner will receive a new 2013 Fiat 500 Hatchback (Guam and Saipan winners will receive a check for $19,550 in lieu of the Vehicle), MSRP: $18,750; ARV including destination charges: $19,550. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 60,249,006.
  • (xxiii) 2013 FIAT® 500 Cabrio. Ten (10) prizes available. Each winner will receive a new 2013 FIAT 500 Cabrio (Guam and Saipan winners will receive a check for $21,550 in lieu of the Vehicle), MSRP: $20,750; ARV including destination charges: $21,550. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 60,249,006.
  • (xxiv) Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000). Three (3) prizes available. ARV: $20,000. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 200,830,020.
  • (xxv) One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000). Two (2) prizes available. ARV: $100,000. The approximate odds of winning a prize are 1 in 301,245,030.

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The rest of the pieces are the Monopoly pieces themselves, of which you must have a matching set. What's clever here is that some pieces to a set are very rare, while the others are pretty common. The common ones are pretty much useless, and it's the rare ones that you want. For instance, the odds of getting Park Place (the first blue) is only 1:11, however, the odds of getting Boardwalk is 1:602,490,060. (Though there are better odds on pieces obtained with a Big Mac, supposedly.)

So the pieces that you really want and that are rare are:

  • Brown: Mediterranean Ave
  • Light Blue: Vermont Ave
  • Pink: Virginia Ave
  • Orange: Tennessee Ave
  • Red: Kentucky Ave
  • Yellow: Ventnor Ave
  • Green: Pennsylvania Ave
  • Blue: Boardwalk
  • Railroads: Short Line railroad

So that's about it. Another thing I noticed was that they were showing how last year's winner was an old man, which is sorta ironic considering the $1mil prize is split up over 20 years Xp

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Source: http://www.playatmcd.com/Rules