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# Pick 4 Odds

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TN
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 Posted: April 14, 2010, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

How are the odds calculated, I will use TN Cash 4 for an example

(Exact Order )Play 4 digits in exact order. 1 way to win.
(Odds - 1:10,000)

I understand this odd, because there are 10,000 total different combinations to choose from in this game.

24-Way Exact/Any Order:
Play 4 unique digits, exact & any order.
24 ways to win.
(Odds - 1:417) , does this mean there are only 417 ways to achieve a 24-way any order?

New Jersey
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 Posted: April 14, 2010, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

How are the odds calculated, I will use TN Cash 4 for an example

(Exact Order )Play 4 digits in exact order. 1 way to win.
(Odds - 1:10,000)

I understand this odd, because there are 10,000 total different combinations to choose from in this game.

24-Way Exact/Any Order:
Play 4 unique digits, exact & any order.
24 ways to win.
(Odds - 1:417) , does this mean there are only 417 ways to achieve a 24-way any order?

There are:
010 possible 01-way boxed combinations
090 possible 04-way boxed combinations
045 possible 06-way boxed combinations
360 possible 12-way boxed combinations
210 possible 24-way boxed combinations
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715 possible boxed combinations

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