There are 2 buttons in front of you and you can only choose one button to press one time. If you push the one on the right, you are guaranteed $500,000. If you push the button on the left, you have a 50/50 shot at $100 million.
Slacker said that because he has a family he is supposed to push the button on the right. It would mean college would be covered for his kids…plus some. Steve would press the left button without hesitating. He doesn’t have kids or a wife to worry about, so why not take the risk?