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Just basic math for some people

Topic closed. 1 reply. Last post 4 years ago by RJOh.

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United Kingdom
Member #122950
February 10, 2012
85 Posts
Posted: June 28, 2012, 10:18 am - IP Logged

Sorry I am rusty with my math already. Hope anyone can correct me if I am wrong and answer the question below

The odd so winning the euromillions is 116.5 m and the main lotto is 14m.

If I have £100 and I buy main lotto tickets only, my odd of winning the jackpot should be 1:140,000

If I decided to play both equally with the same amount of money and main lotto tickets costing £1 and Euromillions costing £2 each.

Main lotto 14m/50 tickets=1:280,000 chance of winning the jackpot

Euromillions 116.5m/25 tickets= 1:4.66 million.

What is therefore my odds of winning either one of them?


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    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
    United States
    Member #9
    March 24, 2001
    19828 Posts
    Posted: June 28, 2012, 10:55 am - IP Logged

    Don't they publish the odds of winning the games at their websites?

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