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Lottery Odds

Probability puzzles require you to weigh all the possibilities and pick the most likely outcome.

 

Puzzle ID:#3749
Fun:** (1.98)
Difficulty:*** (2.51)
Category:Probability
Submitted By:cathalmccabe***
Corrected By:Anupriya9

 

 

 



What are your odds of winning the lottery?




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Comments

Mogmatt16Ava*
Apr 30, 2002

It should be How do you go about figuring your odds in the lottery?
watupchicks*
May 26, 2002

it all depends because if u pick all of the same numbers it would be less likly or if you never get a lottery ticket then ur odds are 0. so this is really a stupid teaser
O_wise_one*
Jun 03, 2002

I agree with all of you....
Bekki
Aug 17, 2002

oh haha pink. I think it's good!
(user deleted)
Aug 31, 2002

So what is the answer then? Yhe second line of your answer states "In Ireland, there are 42 numbers (I think!)" how can you possibly base a puzzle on the words "I THINK". Straight away the teaser is at fault, because you don't understand the subject you are talking about. over all the teaser does not tell you what your chances of winning the lottery, only how to work out the odds for yourself, so not so much as a teaser but more of a piece of shared information.
speedyg1000*
Dec 04, 2002

I'm not quite sure how you formulate a teaser out of "what are your odds of winning the lottery?" It seems like a very open subject.
jimbo*au*
Mar 14, 2003

I live in the nwod edispu part of the world. We call a lottery when you buy a ticket and it is drawn. There are 100 000 tickets and someone must win. P = 1/100 000.
The other thing is called Lotto/Powerball/Pools/Scratchies depending on who is ripping off the poor gamblers anonymous and they all have rules designed to obfuscate the fact that 99.9% (I made it up) of all people lose. Since I'm not a loser I don't play. Since I don't play, I don't know the rules. Can we please have teasers that you can attempt without looking up the answer first to try and figure out what it's about!
bcreight
Apr 08, 2005

A well regarded economist once said that buying a lottery ticket does not change your odds of winning the lottery.
brainjuice**
Mar 31, 2006

i never buy a lottery, i'm under 17. how do i know the odds if you didn't give a complete question?!
xdbtcpAus**
Jun 04, 2010

Got it right, said "It depends..."

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