Why I don’t play the lottery..

I found an excellent lottery simulator which shows just how slim the chances are of winning a lottery jackpot (match 6 between 1 and 50). When you run the simulator you will NEVER play the lottery again! 😛

My results were:


To summarise: I had selected 6 numbers (2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) and at 1 draw a week it took 3.9 million draws (or 76,100 years) to match all six numbers and claim the jackpot. In real time it took the java lottery simulator a little over four days of processing to match the numbers.

Next time friends or colleagues say they are going to have a go at a rollover jackpot or one of the big Euro lotteries and get all excited about spending the winnings, show them this simulator 😉


2 thoughts on “Why I don’t play the lottery..

  1. el gordo says:

    Lottery has both advantages and disadvantages.Think before playing it.

  2. Euro Lottery says:

    Have you tried e-Lottery for a greater chance of winning? I think we all know just how remote our chance of a lottery win is as a single ticket holder. Although you do have to share any winnings with your fellow syndicate members, at least you do have a sniff of a jackpot win playing the e-Lottery way.

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