Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 6, 2016, 4:42 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Does Lose for Life Employ a Statistician?

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

Page 1 of 1
PrintE-mailLink
Avatar
New Member

United States
Member #35591
March 20, 2006
18 Posts
Offline
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!?!

    johnph77's avatar - avatar
    CA
    United States
    Member #2987
    December 10, 2003
    832 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: March 28, 2006, 10:52 am - IP Logged

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

    gl

    j

    Blessed Saint Leibowitz, keep 'em dreamin' down there..... 

    Next week's convention for Psychics and Prognosticators has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

     =^.^=

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
      mid-Ohio
      United States
      Member #9
      March 24, 2001
      19825 Posts
      Offline
      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 * 
         
                   Evil Looking       


        United States
        Member #379
        June 5, 2002
        11296 Posts
        Offline
        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.

          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
          mid-Ohio
          United States
          Member #9
          March 24, 2001
          19825 Posts
          Offline
          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 * 
             
                       Evil Looking       

            Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
            Chief Bottle Washer
            New Jersey
            United States
            Member #1
            May 31, 2000
            23262 Posts
            Online
            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!?!

            That must be the most difficult username to type in when you want to login!  (m3g4m1ll10ns)

             

            Check the State Lottery Report Card
            What grade did your lottery earn?

             

            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
            Help eliminate computerized drawings!

              Avatar
              New Member

              United States
              Member #35591
              March 20, 2006
              18 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: April 1, 2006, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

              A small price to pay for wasting precious life thinking about this lottery stuff...

               

              Like I have a chance!

                ayenowitall's avatar - rod serling4.jpg

                United States
                Member #4416
                April 22, 2004
                1075 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: April 2, 2006, 9:03 am - IP Logged

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