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Odds of two or three

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Posted: June 26, 2009, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

How great are my odds of matching two numbers better than matching 3 numbers from the same pool of numbers.

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    Posted: June 26, 2009, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

    It will be greater. How much greater? Depending on how many numbers are in the pool.

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      Posted: June 26, 2009, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

      Out of 30 or 60 numbers is it not the same?

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        Posted: June 27, 2009, 12:55 am - IP Logged

        http://www.johnph77.com/math/lo.html

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          Posted: June 29, 2009, 9:03 am - IP Logged

          How great are my odds of matching two numbers better than matching 3 numbers from the same pool of numbers.

          In a 5/50 lottery, the odds of matching:

          2 numbers = 1/14.93

          3 numbers = 1/214.02

           

          In a 6/42 lottery, the odds of matching:

          2 numbers = 1/5.94

          3 numbers = 1/36.74

           

          The above are just examples, it depends on

          - how many balls are in the lottery

          - how many numbers are drawn.