Yep, but when you win, the pay-out is a deterministic event. And there is always the law of "necessity and sufficiency". Sometimes the presence of sufficient causal agents, make it "necessary" for an event to occur. The more lottery tickets you buy the greater the possibility of winning. I have no quarrel with any of that. I am not concerned with people's actions and/or limitations. My position is that the Universe needs not be motivated at all. It is a dynamical object to begin with. It functions stochastically in accordance with the 4 fundamental forces acting on 12 elementary values. I agree, but none of that is relevant. My statement was that the Universe has no such human limitations. It doesn't need to understand anything. Self-reference does not necessarily imply understanding (Newton). However, given enough time and natural resources, it may evolve consciously self-referential organisms, like humans.