FGR Registered User
#1

Considering the Search Function is no longer our friend -

Has anyone calculated the odds for winning a prize in All or Nothing? It'd be interesting to see if there's -any- game in the lotto where the odds are a little more fair than 1/16,000,000

Orion My karma just ran over your dogma
#2

1/2,704,156

(24*23*22*21*20*19*18*17*16*15*14*13) / (1*2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10*11*12)

In a spreadsheet it's easier

=FACT(24)/(FACT(12)*FACT(12))

Formula for any draw like this is:

=FACT(x)/(FACT(y)*FACT(x-y))
where x is the number of balls in the draw and y is the number of balls you can choose.

ontheditch Registered User
#3

Said in some press release that it is 1 in 1.3m to win it. I think because you can win by 2 methods (all the numbers or none of the numbers) you half the formula by macros that was used above. So the 1/2.7m goes to 1/1.35m.

Orion My karma just ran over your dogma
#4

True actually. You can win by matching all or by matching none - either way it's 12/24 but it's either 12 so the odds are 2,704,156/2 = 1,352,078/1

allthedoyles Registered User
#5

I'm not a mathematician , so don't understand any of the figures above , however , what I do undersatnd is that you win € 25 for matching 10 numbers , and in my opinion , that is bad value for money .

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steph1 Registered User
#6

5,000 for matching eleven numbers is also very bad value.

okidoki987 Registered User
#7

It's a racket.
First 3 draws No winners of any of the first 3 prizes!

PhatPiggins Registered User
#8

okidoki987 said:
It's a racket.
First 3 draws No winners of any of the first 3 prizes!


How about we open a book on this con job.

No 1/2/3 place winner in the first 20 draws 1/25

RocketRonnie Registered User
#9

Pure sh@#e , wont last....

steph1 Registered User
#10

I think the euromillions is the best of them all.
I was in my local shop the other day and was talking to the owner and we were commenting on all the various scratch cards that are out now including 5 and 10 euro cards. It seems a lot of elderly people are addicted to these scratch cards. People who probably can ill afford to keep buying them in the hope of winning a substantial prize. Most I have ever won on a scratch card is 50 euros.

whatsupdoc? Registered User
#11

People who probably can ill afford to keep buying them in the hope of winning a substantial prize


That's why people mostly buy Lottery tickets or Lotto.

allthedoyles Registered User
#12

Still nobody has matched all 12 or indeed not matched all 12 .

jacool Registered User
#13

allthedoyles said:
Still nobody has matched all 12 or indeed not matched all 12 .

one week on and nothing has changed - well, expect numbers playing may have plummeted !

#14

lol @ "Value for money"

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steph1 Registered User
#15

I think the lotto have gone overboard with all these games and scratch cards.
What I would like to see is the main lotto draws on Wednesday and Saturday revamped. Increase the prize money for some of the lower category prizes and get rid of these 3 numbers wins a scratch card. I think this scratch card lark is to entice people to buy more of these.
The Lotto Plus 1 and 2 draws also need bumping up. Some of the prizes for matching say 4 numbers are a joke.

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