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Anonymous asked in Games & RecreationGambling · 10 years ago

what are the chances of matching 4 out of 4 numbers 1-99?

the 6/49 in canada, the 4 number extra you can buy for 1 dollar, what are the odds of matching 4 out of 4 numbers 1-99?

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  • 10 years ago
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    The odds are not calculated as described above. When the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th numbers are picked, they are taken out of a pool of 98, 97, and 96 numbers respectively.

    Therefore the odds are calculated as 1:(99x98x97x96) or 1:90,345,024

    But, you do not have to match the numbers in order drawn. This is good news for lottery players because there are 24 possible ways to write down a combination of 4 numbers. Therefore you divied 90345024 by 24 and the final number is 3,764,376.

  • Fred S
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    The odds of matching one number is 1 in 99. The odds of matching two numbers is 1 in 99*99.

    The odds of matching 4 numbers is 1 in 99*99*99*99 = 1 chance in 96,059,601.

    Good luck.

  • 10 years ago

    1/99^4

    1/96059601

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