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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.

Thanx.

P.S. I could probably figure it out myself, but would take too long. I'm sure there's a math wiz here somewhere..

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    Posted: November 11, 2008, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

    Something like this: (34/3)*(33/2)*(32/1)= 5984:1

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      Posted: November 11, 2008, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

      It usualy tells on the back of the card you make out what the odds are.

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        Posted: November 11, 2008, 5:05 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.

        Thanx.

        P.S. I could probably figure it out myself, but would take too long. I'm sure there's a math wiz here somewhere..

        There are 7140 combinations in a 3/36 game. [(36x35x34)/(3x2x1)]

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          Posted: November 11, 2008, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

          It is never a good stratergy when you play the lottery to try and cover all the numbers - That is were the challenge is. Pick a corner and stay there. Good luck


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            Posted: November 11, 2008, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

            I appreciate the responses..thanx.

            So there's about 7,000. Good deal. Now I can work on reducing it even further down to about a thousand to 1.

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              Posted: November 11, 2008, 7:35 pm - IP Logged
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              You are a slave to the choices you have made.  jk

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