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# Michigan man wins \$1 million lottery jackpot twice

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Member #2673
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 Posted: May 21, 2004, 3:40 pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by rdarmand on May 21, 2004

Where n is equal to the number of tickets bought, the odds of winning in the MegaMillions lottery is given by 1 - [(1 - 0.023399196957)^n]

The above formula is incorrect. The number of tickets affects the probability in a linear fashion and not exponential. The correct formula is:

0.000000007407 * n

Good luck,
Jake

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 Posted: May 21, 2004, 4:28 pm - IP Logged
Quote: O

Where n is equal to the number of tickets bought, the odds of winning in the MegaMillions lottery is given by 1 - [(1 - 0.023399196957)^n]

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 Posted: May 22, 2004, 7:25 am - IP Logged

Your analogy does not pertain to the discussion. The formula which you display on every post is incorrect.

Using your formula for 100 tickets gives a probability of winning the Mega Millions of 0.9. That is incredible.

Good luck,
Jake

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 Posted: May 22, 2004, 11:14 am - IP Logged

Hi, Jake,

How many

Where n is equal to the number of tickets bought, the odds of winning in the MegaMillions lottery is given by 1 - [(1 - 0.023399196957)^n]

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 Posted: June 12, 2004, 10:28 am - IP Logged

Probability of winning ANY Mega Millions prize.

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