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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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    Posted: November 15, 2011, 9:41 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

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

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      Posted: November 15, 2011, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

      Here is a download link to an Excel file with the calculations for 6/37 game:

      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.

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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
         _______________________________________________

         

         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 * 
           
                     Evil Looking       

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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?

            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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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 * 
               
                         Evil Looking