# Wanted: Fancy illustration of chance of winning in lotto

• Nov 28th 2010, 05:52 AM
Vilietha
Wanted: Fancy illustration of chance of winning in lotto
Hello,

I am looking for a very fancy or innovative comparision, which illustrates how small the chance is of having all number right in the Italian Lotto (SuperEnalotto, which is 6 of 90).

The probability is around 600.000.000 to 1.

For example, if you want to call someone, but don't know the number, only that is has 9 numbers, you just dial any random number and hope she will be there.

I look forward to your fancy ideas,
Vilietha
• Nov 28th 2010, 12:17 PM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vilietha
Hello,

I am looking for a very fancy or innovative comparision, which illustrates how small the chance is of having all number right in the Italian Lotto (SuperEnalotto, which is 6 of 90).

The probability is around 600.000.000 to 1.

For example, if you want to call someone, but don't know the number, only that is has 9 numbers, you just dial any random number and hope she will be there.

I look forward to your fancy ideas,
Vilietha

I suggest you use Google to find events that have a very small probability of occuring eg. being hit by a meteorite. Compare the numbers to your probability of winning lotto.
• Nov 28th 2010, 02:16 PM
Vilietha

This is actually a good idea.
Yet, any ideas are welcome... :)
• Nov 28th 2010, 05:59 PM
Wilmer
About 1000 times harder than a Royal Flush (poker), which is 649,739 to 1
• Nov 28th 2010, 09:52 PM
Soroban

This is probably an Urban Legend, yet people claim that it's true.

A man survived being struck by lightning on a golf course.

One of his friends, visiting him at the hospital, asked,
. . "Anything I can do for you?"

The survivor allegedly said, "Yes, buy me a lottery ticket."

• Nov 29th 2010, 03:27 AM
Vilietha

I really like that Legend! =)

I will add it at the very end of the work I am writing about comparisions of chance of winning in Lotto.
In which country is this Legend originating?