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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilietha View Post
    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.
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    Thank you for your answer.

    This is actually a good idea.
    Yet, any ideas are welcome...
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    About 1000 times harder than a Royal Flush (poker), which is 649,739 to 1
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    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."

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    Thank you for your answers!

    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?
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