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# need help for formula for odds to win 3+1 in loto 6/37

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 Posted: November 15, 2011, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

Hi,

i need help to calculate odds for win 3+1 in loto 6/37 (how many winners there are) , if someone coold help me

thx

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Hi,

i need help to calculate odds for win 3+1 in loto 6/37 (how many winners there are) , if someone coold help me

thx

Is the +1 number taken from the remaining numbers of 37 or another pool of numbers?

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http://www.box.net/s/eci897isfo26qt08afg0

To calculate the lottery odds of hitting 3 of 6 in a 6/37 game.

The 6-number winning combination can be broken in =COMBIN(6,3) = 20 groups of 3 numbers each.

Each 3-number group can be combined with 3 numbers from the rest of the field:

37 – 6 = 31.

=COMBIN(31,3) = 4,495.

There is a total of 31 x 4,495 = 89,900 lottery combinations.

Therefore 1 winning 6-number combination offers 89,900 chances of 3of6.

Therefore, the probability of hitting 3 of 6 is calculated by dividing total possible combinations =COMBIN(37,6) (2,324,784) by total chances of 3of6 (89,900).

2,324,784 / 89,900 = 25.9 to 1 or 1 in 25.9.

mid-Ohio
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 Posted: November 15, 2011, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

Hi,

i need help to calculate odds for win 3+1 in loto 6/37 (how many winners there are) , if someone coold help me

thx

possi1le com1os of 6/37 num1ers = 2324784
MATCHES     ODDS                WINNING COM1OS
6/6      1 : 2324784            1
5/6      1 : 12499              186
4/6      1 : 333                6975
3/6      1 : 26                 89900
2/6      1 : 5                  471975
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possi1le com1os of 6/37 num1ers = 2324784
MATCHES     ODDS                WINNING COM1OS
6/6      1 : 2324784            1
5/6+1    1 : 387464             6
5/6      1 : 12915              180
4/6+1    1 : 5166               450
4/6      1 : 356                6525
3/6+1    1 : 267                8700
3/6      1 : 29                 81200
2/6+1    1 : 38                 60900
2/6      1 : 6                  411075
________________________________________________

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

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 Posted: November 15, 2011, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

possi1le com1os of 6/37 num1ers = 2324784
MATCHES     ODDS                WINNING COM1OS
6/6      1 : 2324784            1
5/6      1 : 12499              186
4/6      1 : 333                6975
3/6      1 : 26                 89900
2/6      1 : 5                  471975
_______________________________________________

possi1le com1os of 6/37 num1ers = 2324784
MATCHES     ODDS                WINNING COM1OS
6/6      1 : 2324784            1
5/6+1    1 : 387464             6
5/6      1 : 12915              180
4/6+1    1 : 5166               450
4/6      1 : 356                6525
3/6+1    1 : 267                8700
3/6      1 : 29                 81200
2/6+1    1 : 38                 60900
2/6      1 : 6                  411075
________________________________________________

RJOH,

What program are you using to calculate the bonus numbers?

mid-Ohio
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 Posted: November 16, 2011, 11:16 am - IP Logged

RJOH,

What program are you using to calculate the bonus numbers?

I used a GWBasic program I wrote years ago using the formular  nCr=n!/[(n-r)!*r!] when Ohio had a 649 plus game.

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

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