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# Does Lose for Life Employ a Statistician?

Topic closed. 7 replies. Last post 11 years ago by ayenowitall.

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 Posted: March 28, 2006, 8:18 am - IP Logged

Is my math wrong???

The back of a Lose for Life play slip states the odds of losing the big prize are 1 in 5,245,788.

I calculate the odds are 1 in 5,245,786.

Yeah, not a real big difference, I know.  You'd think they would be concerned with accuracy at the lottery!?!

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No, your math isn't wrong. My calculations deliver the same number. Thanks for the confirmation.

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 Posted: March 28, 2006, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

Is that game similar to "Win for Life" in Georgia? At http://www.winforlifegame.com/info/index.php
the following is posted.

How do you win?
The Lottery draws six Winning Numbers, followed by one "Free Ball" number from a single set of 42 balls. Match the six Winning Numbers to win \$1,000 a week for life........

What are the odds?
Overall odds of winning any prize are 1:21.
6 of 6 Winning Numbers............................... 1 in 5,245,786
5 of 6 Winning Numbers + Free Ball........... 1 in 874,298
5 of 6 Winning Numbers............................... 1 in 24,980
4 of 6 Winning Numbers + Free Ball........... 1 in 9,992
4 of 6 Winning Numbers............................... 1 in 588
3 of 6 Winning Numbers + Free Ball........... 1 in 441
3 of 6 Winning Numbers............................... 1 in 40
2 of 6 Winning Numbers + Free Ball........... 1 in 53

RJOh

* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *

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 Posted: April 1, 2006, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

Is that game similar to "Win for Life" in Georgia? At http://www.winforlifegame.com/info/index.php
the following is posted.

How do you win?
The Lottery draws six Winning Numbers, followed by one "Free Ball" number from a single set of 42 balls. Match the six Winning Numbers to win \$1,000 a week for life........

What are the odds?
Overall odds of winning any prize are 1:21.
6 of 6 Winning Numbers............................... 1 in 5,245,786
5 of 6 Winning Numbers + Free Ball........... 1 in 874,298
5 of 6 Winning Numbers............................... 1 in 24,980
4 of 6 Winning Numbers + Free Ball........... 1 in 9,992
4 of 6 Winning Numbers............................... 1 in 588
3 of 6 Winning Numbers + Free Ball........... 1 in 441
3 of 6 Winning Numbers............................... 1 in 40
2 of 6 Winning Numbers + Free Ball........... 1 in 53

RJOh

I think they're talking about the same game. Maybe it's a good thing the odds are wrong.

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 Posted: April 1, 2006, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

The odds are correct, it's the play slips that are printed incorrectly.

* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *

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 Posted: April 1, 2006, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

Is my math wrong???

The back of a Lose for Life play slip states the odds of losing the big prize are 1 in 5,245,788.

I calculate the odds are 1 in 5,245,786.

Yeah, not a real big difference, I know.  You'd think they would be concerned with accuracy at the lottery!?!

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 Posted: April 1, 2006, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

Like I have a chance!

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 Posted: April 2, 2006, 9:03 am - IP Logged

The Kentucky Lottery's Win For Life play slips show the correct odds.

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