|Posted: May 20, 2005, 5:55 pm - IP Logged|
Has California entered Mega yet? I haven't been keeping up with the time on that. I just buy my 1 ticket...then check to see if I've won. Below is copied from Dawn Nettles (lottoreport.com). Thought y'all might enjoy reading it.
I asked Professor Gerald Busald to ask his Statistics students
at San Antonio College to tell me - in layman terms - how I
could best explain what "175 million-to-one odds" means.
The "odds" is how many different combinations there
are in a game. His students did a remarkable job
answering my question. My sincere thanks go to
those young adults. Now here was their response.
175 million playslips stacked one on top of the other (flatways)
would make a stack over 11 miles high.
175 million seconds is over 5.5 years.
175 million dollar bills stretched end to end would stretch
over 17,000 miles, 2/3 the distance around the earth.
And finally, there are only 145 million ounces of gold in Fort Knox.
Statistics Class of 2005
San Antonio College