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odds question 5/39

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Posted: October 31, 2010, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

Re:playing 20 bucks on 5/39 game

 

if the odds to match 4 numbers is 1:169 and you play for 7 days would divide 169 by 7 to get the overall odds of matching 4 numbers?

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    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: October 31, 2010, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

    If that was true then buying 100 pick3 tickets for ten days would guarantee you a straight hit same as buying all 1000 straight pick3 combinations at one time.

    MATCHES   ODDS
      5/5    1 : 575757
      4/5    1 : 3387
      3/5    1 : 103
      2/5    1 : 10
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     overall odds are 1 : 8.7

    The odds of matching 4 in a 5/39 game are 1:3397.  Buying 20 chances would reduce those odds to 20:3397 or 1:169.35.  During the samething for 7 days would mean your odds of winning four would be 1:169.35 the whole week not 140:3397 or 1:24.19 for the week.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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