A whopping P23,994,001.00 (as of Feb 11, 2018) could be yours if you can ‘guess‘ the magic numbers in super lotto 6/49 draw. A very promising amount that could change your life in a snap, right? Continue reading below to see your chance of winning…
Almost in every corner in the Philippines, in the Metro or even in malls, you can see many Pinoys falling in line betting on their favorite numbers, birthdays, anniversaries, monthsaries, their age (if still counted), or even their pet’s birthday.
Their ‘alagang numero‘ for years and many many more myths and lucky charms hoping they could be the ‘lucky one‘ who will be going to take home that whopping P16M++ in one night.
Every Pinoys dreams that.
In fact, it’s included in their daily budget. Of course who do not want to have that amount of money where all you need to do is to bet your P20 in one lotto draw and you’ll be a multi-millionaire, right?
But too many Pinoys, if not all of them do not really understand their chances of winning in super lotto 6/49 draw are as slim as the thinnest hair in your grand father’s scalp or as tiny as the finest single grain of sand in the desert.
That’s almost next to impossible! Let me explain.
There is very little chance of winning in super lotto 6/49 draw or even in any other lotto draw available. You’re the luckiest person on earth if you can win that combination.
To share some insights, I made a little bit of research to see what is really your chance of winning in super lotto 6/49 draw.
Chance of winning in super lotto 6/49 draw
To win the super lotto 6/49 draw you need the following:
- You must choose a sequence of 6 numbers correctly to win
- The lowest number you can choose is 1
- The highest number you can choose is 49
- A given number can only be chosen once per try (per lottery ticket, etc.)
In order to win, you have to pick the first number right AND the second number right AND the third number right, etc.
In the language of statistics, AND usually means to multiply. So, to figure out your odds of winning, multiply together all of the fractional odds of picking a given number correctly, as stated by the red fractions above.
1/49 × 1/48 × 1/47 × 1/46 × 1/45 × 1/44 = 1/10068347520
At this point, your odds of winning are 1 in 10068347520. But, since you can choose your winning numbers in any order, your chances of winning are somewhat better than this.
Your chance gets better by the number of different ways that a sequence of 6 numbers can be written down, which for 6 numbers is 6! (6 factorial) or 720. Divide 10068347520 by 720 to account for this, to get 13983816.
In other words, there are 720 different ways that the 6 numbers you choose can be filled out on your lottery ticket–if you choose your 6 numbers correctly, any of these ways will make a winning ticket.
Whoa! Did you see that?
1 in 13,983,816 chance!!!
I told yah, it’s next to impossible.
Here are some other odds for the sake of comparison:
- You have about a 1 in 2,000,000 chance of being struck by lightning.
- A pregnant woman has a 1 in 705,000 chance of giving birth to quadruplets.
- Someone eating an oyster has a 1 in 12,000 chance of finding a pearl inside of it.
Now, lottery odds can be pretty incomprehensible. How can we possibly have any “feeling” for the number 13,983,816?
A little experiment about your chance in super lotto 6/49
To help you with this, here’s a little experiment you can try to “get a handle on” what a 1 in 13,983,816 chance really means.
1. Get a piece of rope or string, that’s 39 feet long.
2. In a wide open area, arrange the rope or string in a circle, end to end, the best you can.
3. Get a single grain of sand or dirt (use tweezers!) and place it anywhere you wish inside the circle.
4. Get a second grain of sand. Close your eyes, and “disorient” yourself as to where the grain of sand is that you placed inside of the circle (have someone spin you around or something!).
5. While you’re inside the circle, drop the second grain of sand from 1 foot up.
6. Your chances of hitting the first grain of sand with the second are roughly equal to the odds of “1 in 13,983,816.”
And sorry to say that the only way to increase your chances of winning is to buy more tickets! Choosing birthdays, your age, addresses, years, phone numbers, etc. does not help at all!
There you have it! Every Pinoy betting the super lotto 6/49 draw should know this. Or even those betting in any other type of lotto draws here in the Philippines.
Imagine if you’re betting in super lotto 6/49 draw which is drawn 3x a week and you purchased 2 tickets per draw, that’s P120 per week and P480 per month.
That’s almost p500 taken from your monthly budget. That can already be used to pay your electric or water bill and that’s just for 2 super lotto tickets.
I knew some people buying 5 tickets per draw. Whoa! That’s a lot of money already. Probably they have lots of money to waste. How I wish. LOL!
I firmly believed that the best way to be financially free is to work hard, work smart and be financially educated. That way, you can bring in, use and grow your money with your own control and decisions.
The more you word hard, work smart, being good to people and being financially literate gives you more and more chances. There is no shortcut to success or getting rich.
Let’s just take one step at a time.
Over to you
What are your thoughts on this? Are you betting on super lotto 6/49 or in any other sweepstakes draw here in the Philippines? Share your thoughts or experience below. I’d love to read them.
Please note that the information above is for illustration purposes only. I don’t blame people betting lotto. This is just my personal view and opinion. For the data/information mentioned above, I used an online tool from webmath.com. You can try it here.
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