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The lotto - A tax on dreams.

  • 19-02-2014 6:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ waynewex


    Made a small web app to show the extremely bad odds when it comes to playing the Irish lottery. Basically, I generate around 5 tickets per second over the course of 3 fictional years. Check it out (link) and let me know if its too heavy on your computer / mobile.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,125 ✭✭✭ Engine No.9


    You need to clean the sums a bit on that app. Your investment isn't made with 364 tickets it's made on 416 (2*52*4=416) So, in actual fact you're spending more for the same return.

    The premise is a bit ridiculous anyway. You're basing all prizes won over a 4 yr period on 1 single result. This is akin to the same numbers being drawn twice a week for 4 yrs without changing. In order for it to be more accurate your generator needs to draw 6 random numbers twice a week. Keep the initial set as aloe of people play the same numbers week in wk out anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ waynewex


    pajopearl wrote: »
    The premise is a bit ridiculous anyway. You're basing all prizes won over a 4 yr period on 1 single result.

    Thanks for the feedback. I did a few last minute edits before I put it up, so it might have caused a bug or two.

    Also, it's not based on a single result. A new result is generated each time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,125 ✭✭✭ Engine No.9


    The info is a bit misleading then. The landing page says that the result is based on the draw which took place on February 4th(?) And while I can see the numbers picked and numbers drawn, they don't seem to change while the program runs. Definitely giving the impression that it's based on a single result.


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