Many people in the world play the lottery each year. You might believe in faith, chance or luck but I believe in math. As you already may know, the chances of winning Lotto 6 49 is not very likely. So why do people play? I can’t really answer that question but for those who are sceptical I can convince you on why you shouldn’t play.

The probability of winning the Lotto 6 49 is 1 out of 13,983,816. The probability of losing the Lotto is 13,983,815 out of 13,983,816.

I’m going to make a scenario about a man named Dave who started playing 6 49 at the age of 18 until he was 80 years old. He bought a ticket twice a week. Each ticket consists of two rows, so technically he is playing four times a week. What is the probability of Dave not winning in his life?

Dave played the lotto for 62 years in his life.

There is 52 weeks in a year.

4/week x 52/year x 62 years = 12896

The total amount of times Dave played is 12896.

13983815/13983816 = 0.9999999999999…..

0.99999999999……^12896 = 99.9%

The reason why you shouldn’t play the Lotto 6 49 is that the chance of you not winning is 99.9% in your life time.

How much money would you spend on buying the tickets?

Each line is 2 dollars and you played 12896 which is 25792$.

This is wrong because you get a bonus number, right idea though!

ReplyDeleteAlso numbers have decend so it would be 49*48*47*46*45*44 = 10068347520.00, lol good luck!

ReplyDelete49*48*47*46*45*44=49P6 implies that order matters. 49C6 is the correct approach since order doesn't matter with the lottery

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