|Posted: November 11, 2008, 12:56 pm - IP Logged|
The odds in Floroda Fantasy Five, are about 1 in 376,000. The game is 1-36. What I'd like to know is, if I eliminate the first two numbers in the selection of five total, what would the new odds be?
For example. You have to pick 5 numbers correct to win. What if the game was only 3 numbers to win, but still had 1-36. So let's say, I would pick 3-8-30. What would the odds of winning be now?
I ask this because I'm testing a strategy that costs only 25 bucks to cover the first 2 numbers and I'm wondering if it would be worth the money spent, if the odds were greatly reduced by only having to contend with the last 3 remaining numbers.
P.S. I could probably figure it out myself, but would take too long. I'm sure there's a math wiz here somewhere..