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ok..sorry for a start...just a 'stupid' question...something like that..( it's all about lottery )

WHAT ARE THE ODDS ?

basically we can find on the net the odds for  6/45,6/49 and so on including the Powerball and the rest...

so, my question is this..I will try to be as clear as possible..sorry if it sounds confusing...

( i did searched on the net and one says a 'math' guy gave the probability of billions of combination...yes...billions..) but I do not think so...

so, here we go..i came across a lottery game..

you choose 1 set of 4 digits from 0000 to 9999 = odds of you hitting the 1st prize ( one prize ) is  1/10,000 ...right ?

example : you chose 1234 ...from 0000 to 9999

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now this gets interesting;

they have a game where you choose 2 sets of 4 digits,

eg. 1234 + 5678

this is called a pair...

so, you will have 1234 ( from 0000 to 9999 ) we will call SET A + 5678 ( from 0000 to 9999 ) we will call SET B

basic layman calculation WILL BE :

10,000 x 10,000 = 100 million possibility ?... yea ? not exactly...

cos we will have same pair as we go along..

so , like this...

SET A       SET B ( for 0000 )                              SET A      SET B ( for 0001 )   and so on....

0000 + 0000 = 1 pair                                             0001  +  0000   <---- same as 'x'

0000 + 0001 = 1 pair        <--- same as 'x'           0001   +  0001

so for SET A alone for '0000' + 9,999  of SET B , we will have 10,000 PAIRS...

and so on..

but looking at 'x' , it' the same , so it count as the SAME COMBO...

so, less than 100 millions cos you take out the SAME combo...

1ST QUESTION

so, what are the odds ?

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NOW.......IT'S GETS MORE INTERESTING  ...

for you to hit Jackpot 1 you need your selection of 1234 + 5678 ( your pair )  to come out in either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize...

example :

1st Prize     -   1234               OR         1st prize   - 1234

2nd prize    -  5678                              2nd prize  - 8817

3rd prize      - 8817                              3rd prize   - 5678    as long as your 'pair' appears in the to 3 prizes..

odds are different again, right ?

so, anyone can help ?

lol !!!!

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