Sunday's Super Lotto Jackpot will probably top 300 million pesos tomorrow as the winning combination has not been picked for the last few weeks. What are your chances of picking the winning combination (not that most bettors care, of course)?
Well the formula for the number of sets of six numbers taken from a larger set consisting of 1 to 49 is just
So your chances of picking the winning combination at random is less than one in ten billion. You stand a far greater chance of being bitten by a King Cobra tomorrow, or being hit by lightning.
(But each ticket is just 20 pesos at Lotto outlets near you! Hurry the lines are snaking around the corner.)