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Do anyone in here is a math wiz? Does anyone know how to calculate the odds of a game that selects X amount of numbers but where you have to match X - 1 to win, Example, a pick6 1-45 lottery that draws 6 numbers but you have to match 5 to win? Here in Ga we have a game called: "win for life" where players choose 6 numbers to win and the lotto selects 6 numbers from 1 to 42 and a mega ball from 1 to 42 (making it 7 numbers in total) but you must match 6 numbers to win? Can anybody "teach" me the math involved in calculating such odds. I know how to calculate the odds of a game that has a bonus ball, but do not know how to calculate it if the amount you require to win is 1 number less.

 

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    Do anyone in here is a math wiz? Does anyone know how to calculate the odds of a game that selects X amount of numbers but where you have to match X - 1 to win, Example, a pick6 1-45 lottery that draws 6 numbers but you have to match 5 to win? Here in Ga we have a game called: "win for life" where players choose 6 numbers to win and the lotto selects 6 numbers from 1 to 42 and a mega ball from 1 to 42 (making it 7 numbers in total) but you must match 6 numbers to win? Can anybody "teach" me the math involved in calculating such odds. I know how to calculate the odds of a game that has a bonus ball, but do not know how to calculate it if the amount you require to win is 1 number less.

     

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    Don't bother trying to figure out the odds for Lose for Life. As GA doesn't offer a cash option, the game is NOT worth playing.

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      Posted: May 16, 2006, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

      Match how many: Odds:
      6 and bonus 1 in 220323012
      6 and no bonus 1 in 5373732
      5 and bonus 1 in 1020014
      5 and no bonus 1 in 24878
      4 and bonus 1 in 23315
      4 and no bonus 1 in 569
      3 and bonus 1 in 1543
      3 and no bonus 1 in 38
      2 and bonus 1 in 249
      2 and no bonus 1 in 6
      1 and bonus 1 in 97
      1 and no bonus 1 in 2
      0 and bonus 1 in 113
      0 and no bonus 1 in 3

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        Posted: May 16, 2006, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

        How to figure odds:

        Take your "Win For Life" Game 6/42 and 1/42

        42 divided by 6 = 7

        41 divided by 5 = 8.2

        40 divided by 4 = 10

        39 divided by 3 =   13

        38 divided by 2 =   19

        37 divided by 1 =   37

        The next step is to multiply all the numbers:

        7 * 8.2 * 10 * 13 * 19 * 37 = 5,245,786:1

        Ok now 5,245,786:1 is for a 6/42 game with NO extra drawing.

        To figure out the odds with the bonus ball (1 to 42)

        Multiply 5,245,786 * 42 = 220,323,012:1

        Great Odds!! LOL





           


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          How to figure odds:

          Take your "Win For Life" Game 6/42 and 1/42

          42 divided by 6 = 7

          41 divided by 5 = 8.2

          40 divided by 4 = 10

          39 divided by 3 =   13

          38 divided by 2 =   19

          37 divided by 1 =   37

          The next step is to multiply all the numbers:

          7 * 8.2 * 10 * 13 * 19 * 37 = 5,245,786:1

          Ok now 5,245,786:1 is for a 6/42 game with NO extra drawing.

          To figure out the odds with the bonus ball (1 to 42)

          Multiply 5,245,786 * 42 = 220,323,012:1

          Great Odds!! LOL





             

          Nobody would want to play a game with odds of 1:220 million. Especially with no cash option!

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            Powerball (5/56 and 1/46) you have much better chance of winning.

            175,711,536:1 (Match 5 and the bonus ball)

            LOL


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              Here is the way I figured it:

              Odds of Winning

              MATCHING NUMBERSPRIZEODDS
              All 6 of 6 Winning Numbers$1,000 a week for life1:5,245,786
              Any 5 of 6 Winning Numbers + FREE BALL $1,000 a week for a year1:874,298
              Any 5 of 6 Winning Numbers $6001:24,980
              Any 4 of 6 Winning Numbers + FREE BALL $2001:9,992
              Any 4 of 6 Winning Numbers $301:588
              Any 3 of 6 Winning Numbers + FREE BALL $301:441
              Any 3 of 6 Winning Numbers $21:40
              Any 2 of 6 Winning Numbers + FREE BALL $21:53

              From the official Georgia Lottery web site!!

               

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                Posted: May 16, 2006, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

                guys, i don't want to know the odds, i'll like to know "how to calculate the odds of a game like that", I think that maine also has a 7 number lottery (6+1mega ball) called megabucks but you have to match 6 only to win.
                Guys i don't know if the odds are correct because, because a pick7 with no bonus ball has odds of: 26,978,328. If you make a pick6 with a bonus ball: 6 numbers from 1 to 42 plus a bonus ball from 1-42 has the odds of: 220,323,012. But the difference is that you only have to match 6 and not 6+bonus ball.



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                      http://www.johnph77.com/math/stlot.html#multiwfl

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