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Michigan man wins $1 million lottery jackpot twice

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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
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    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.