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$.