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Odds of winning jackpot

Topic closed. 1 reply. Last post 11 years ago by NemeSys.

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Posted: May 16, 2005, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

On the game information in the jackpots area it would be nice to have the odds of winning the jackpot with it. like 12,000,000 to 1 or however you would like to phrase it.

    NemeSys's avatar - Nemesis
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    Posted: June 13, 2005, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

    There is a simple formula to calculate your odds. The number of k-number combinations drawn from n is given by:

    n! divided by k! x (n-k)!

    where ! is the factorial function, e.g. 5! = 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 = 120

    For 6 numbers drawn from 49, the number of combinations is:

    49! / 6!(49-6)! = 13,983,816

    You're more likely to be struck by lightning - or even a meteorite!