Saturday, February 21, 2009

Should You Bet On Tomorrow's Super Lotto Jackpot?

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

49*48*47*46*45*44/[(6*5*4*3*2*1)*(43*42*41*...*3*2*1)=10,068,347,520

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.)

5 comments:

Neil said...

I already have mine safely tucked in my wallet since Tuesday. :D

Anonymous said...

There will be a record number of people who will avail as there is sheer desperation among the people.

Dave said...

Do not make the mistake of thinking that poverty is the cause of booming sales. I used to see lines around the corner and down the block in Burlingame CA, per capita income around $60,000.

No matter what the odds, the prospect of big payoffs for small change will always attract hordes of hopefuls.

wallbeds said...

tumaya ako ng napakarami! dinaman nanalo eh...tsk...

DJB Rizalist said...

It was a good try everyone. There WERE two winners apparently.