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What are the chances you win 6/49 Lotto game?

Published: February 28, 2018
(Updated: 12/19/2022)


The likelihood of hitting the six correct numbers in the Super Lotto lottery lies in the enigmatic number equal to 13,983,816. What does it mean and which events in everyday life are similar to this? Besides, you will learn what the ways to win with 100% certainty are.

Why people might be interested in understanding their chances of winning the lottery?

  1. Entertainment: Some people might find the idea of potentially winning a large sum of money through the lottery to be exciting and enjoyable. Understanding their chances of winning can add to the excitement and anticipation of playing the game.
  2. Financial planning: For people who regularly play the lottery, understanding their chances of winning can be useful for financial planning purposes. If the chances of winning are low, they may decide to limit their spending on lottery tickets or not play at all.
  3. Curiosity: Some people might simply be curious about their chances of winning the lottery and want to know more about the odds and probability of different games.
  4. Decision-making: Understanding the chances of winning the lottery can also be helpful for people who are considering whether or not to play. Knowing the odds can help them make an informed decision about whether the potential rewards outweigh the costs.

Is it more likely that I will have a deadly accident than win the lottery?

Let's move on to the most important and fascinating idea. What is the chance that I will win the main prize in Super Lotto? Mathematics are used to assess the chance of the win with well known probability. For Lotto, it is like 1 to 13,983,816.

What does this, at first quite magical number mean? This is the number of all possible combinations in Super Lotto. In other words, it is a set of all possible sixes that can be drawn out during the draw.

Number one ("1 :" or "1 to" ratio) means one bet made by the player. When a player purchases two bets the probability will be 2 to 13,983,816, which is exactly twice as much as originally (1 to 6,991,908). So, if we buy more tickets, do we increase the probability of winning or not? Yes and no. From a mathematical point of view, yes. But how to explain that some people win one ticket, buying it for the first time in their life?

Such an excellent case can be turned into an analogy when something terrible happens, and a man wonders why it happened just to me? Single case is just a record in statistics. Mathematical probability works in large data populations. Therefore, with a large number of purchased tickets (and this is usually the case), payout thresholds in lotteries are calculated and set so that the PCSO will always earn, independently of sales.

Looking through the various web pages, you can find the scientists calculations on the subject of multiple probabilities; a few will be presented here. Theoretically, more likely than winning a Lotto is that:
- in a year you will die in a plane crash (1 to about a million or two),
- you will have compatible antigens as a bone marrow donor with a stranger (1: 100 a 1: 25000),
- you will die in a car accident (1 to around 2000).

How to improve chance of winning the lottery?

To maximize the chances of winning the lottery, the most effective strategy is to simply play as often as budget and personal preferences allow. It's important to remember that the lottery is a game of chance and there is no guaranteed way to improve your chances of winning.

Few steps that can improve your chances:

  • Playing in a group: Some players choose to form a group or "pool" with friends, family, or coworkers and purchase lottery tickets together. The idea is that by pooling their resources, they can increase their chances of winning. While this strategy may increase the chances of winning slightly, it also means that any winnings will need to be shared among the group.
  • Buying multiple tickets: Some players may try to increase their chances of winning by purchasing multiple tickets for a single drawing. While this strategy may increase the chances of winning slightly, it also significantly increases the overall cost of playing.
  • Choosing games with better odds: Some lottery games have better odds of winning than others. Players may choose to focus on games with better odds as a way to increase their chances of winning. However, it's important to note that even games with better odds still have very low overall chances of winning.

How to win the lottery for certain?

After all, there is a way to win 100% proved in Lotto. You need to buy all possible combinations... The cost of such a business, however, is huge - almost PHP 280 million for tickets. Theoretically, it is profitable. However, you need Jackpot to be above this amount (or a little lower due to additional lower wins, but let's also remember about the taxes). This is how expected value works for lottery.

In one case in Australia, thousands of players participated in a group effort to purchase all 7,059,052 combinations, investing $3,000 each in hopes of a profit of over $10,000 each. The group managed to purchase 1.4 million bet slips, but ultimately only succeeded in buying over 5 million tickets. Despite their efforts, they ended up winning through luck alone, and it took several days to locate the winning ticket.