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Lotto Probability Formulae

Topic closed. 2 replies. Last post 13 years ago by Colin F.

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Member #3084
December 22, 2003
328 Posts
Posted: February 24, 2004, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

For a Pick 6 from 45 with 2 Bonus Numbers from the same 45 the usual Formulae given is: -

    6                                                          45c6
    5 plus Bonus                                        45c6 / 6c5 x(39c1-37c1)
    5                                                          45c6 / 6c5 x 37c1
    4                                                          45c6 / 6c4 x 39c2
    3 plus one or both Bonus Numbers     45c6 / 6c3 x (39c3 - 37c3)

Without revealing your formulae is there any dissention over these formulae?
If not what would be your breakdown on the 3 plus Bonus, 4 and 5 Wins over say 1234 Draws playing 28 Games per Draw?

Happy calculating.


    johnph77's avatar - avatar
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    Member #2987
    December 10, 2003
    832 Posts
    Posted: February 25, 2004, 8:54 am - IP Logged

    Colin -

    I haven't done too much with games that have two bonus balls, but I have formulae posted on my site:


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      Member #3084
      December 22, 2003
      328 Posts
      Posted: February 26, 2004, 4:03 am - IP Logged


      Thanks for your response. I congratulate you on maintaining such an excellent site and recommend it to anyone wanting Probability information on Lotto Games.

      The problem I had was old code versus new code and is now sorted. I can now run both the Powerball and Standard Lotto type games with Random Number Selections against Random Number Draws and get results compatible with those expected from applying Probability Formulae.

      Anybody got a suspicious Lotto History they would like me to test?