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    lottery math

    question 1.
    if you buy 1 ticket in the uk lottery your odds of winning are
    1 in 14,000000 , if you buy 2 tickets your odds have been cut in half to
    1 in 7,000000 .
    ive been told this by a few people , how is it possible to lose 7,000000 combinations
    simply by buying 2 tickets?

    its 2 in 14,000000 isnt it?

    question 2.
    how often would i win the lottery if i played once a week ?
    i think the answer would be
    once a week , 52 weeks a year

    52 / 14,000000 = about once in every 260,000 years on average ?
    is this true
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    Quote Originally Posted by jickjoker View Post
    question 1.
    if you buy 1 ticket in the uk lottery your odds of winning are
    1 in 14,000000 , if you buy 2 tickets your odds have been cut in half to
    1 in 7,000000 .
    ive been told this by a few people , how is it possible to lose 7,000000 combinations
    simply by buying 2 tickets?

    its 2 in 14,000000 isnt it?
    and is that not the same as 1 in 7,000,000

    question 2.
    how often would i win the lottery if i played once a week ?
    i think the answer would be
    once a week , 52 weeks a year

    52 / 14,000000 = about once in every 260,000 years on average ?
    is this true
    Once in 14,000,000 weeks which is nearer once in 270,000 years

    CB
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    question 1. so your saying 2 in 14,000,000 is the same as 1 in 7,000,000 , the two of them look
    so different to me

    question 2
    on average 1 win in every 270,000 years ! thats it im not playing anymore!

    question , so if i played twice a week but i played 2 different lines of six numbers
    104 times a year , 104/14,000,000 i would win 1 in every 135,000 years ?

    if i played one line of 6 numbers twice a week (104 times a year)then it would be halved
    to 1 in every 135,000 years on average
    Last edited by jickjoker; February 18th 2011 at 10:30 AM. Reason: had a change of mind!
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