# winning

1. ### Calculating probability of winning a "Must Win" contest

Consider a lottery game, where I need to choose $k$ numbers out of $n$ ($k < n$), and later a random uniform-distribution machine draws $k$ numbers. The probability to win this game is $\binom{n}{k}$. But now consider this: suppose that I am not the only participant in the game, and the game is...

11. ### Probability of winning in the lottery

In the lottery there are 5 numbers rolled from 35 numbers and for 3 right quessed numbers there is a third price. What's the propability that we will win the third price if we buy one ticket with 5 numbers.
12. ### Probability of Winning Tennis Match

See figure attached below for the question. I was struggling with part a). Is there a systematic way of solving for the sample space in this question? (I'm having a hard time determining whether I've truly written down every permutation of winning) The outcomes that only last 3 or 4 sets it...
13. ### need ideas on detecting trends or patterns in lottery...

Hello everyone, thanks for read this and help me first... motivated by the story of MIT students who built a system to win the lottery, I began to analyze lottery numbers in my city ... Each day there are four draws, each draw leaves a 4-digit number. From 0000 to 9999. For example the 1234...
14. ### Probability of winning raffle ticket in euromillions draw

Hi I am looking to find the odds of buying a winning ticket in the recent euromillions draw (not the jackpot at fixed odds) but to get a raffle ticket correct. There were 80,000,000 tickets sold and the organisers were giving away 100 prizes of £1,000,000 drawn using a random number generator...
15. ### Financial Physics - Probability of Winning

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Question: In game A the probability of winning at time t is determined by success (in any game) at the previous two timesteps t-2 and t-1. A win (W) earns one unit of cash, and a loss (L) results in paying one unit of cash. Following...
16. ### probability of winning dice rolling game

Struggling with a difficult (for me, at least) probability problem. Suppose we play a game where we repeatedly roll a dice. First me, then you, then me, etc. When I roll three fours in a row, I win. When you roll four threes in a row, you win. What's the probability of me winning the game?
17. ### How to Best Determine Probability of Winning a Card Game

G'Day, hoping someone out there is smarter than we are at calculating this kind of stuff. At work during lunch, it's been custom to play a game of cards for two rounds - the person to lose the first round of cards has to do the dish washing for the rest of the day; and the loser of the second...
18. ### Rhombus side length 'n'. Who has the winning strategy?

Chris and Michael play a game on a board which is a rhombus of side length n (a positive integer) consisting of two equilateral triangles, each of which has been divided into equilateral triangles of side length 1. Each has a single token, initially on the leftmost and rightmost squares of the...
19. ### chance of winning the lottery

I was discussing the odds of winning the lottery with some people earlier. The chances of winning are roughly 14 million to 1. I said if i bought two tickets my chances would now be 7 million to 1. If i bought 4 tickets my chances would now be 3.5 million to 1 etc. Everyone seems to think this...
20. ### Calculate Probablilty of winning Lottery/Bingo over Successive Draws

I am normally pretty good at figuring out probabilities but this has me stumpped. I am playing in a fundraiser where people select "lines" of 6 numbers (between 1 and 49) just like a lotto 6/49 ticket. Then the public draw occurs and you look at your numbers and if any match with those...