Don_1

The national lotto does not defy probability chance, take a game of chess the are an almost unbelieving number of outcomes rillions and trillions in fact

The reason the Lotto appears to defy chance is simply due the enormous possible outcomes

C(n, k) = --------------

k! (n – k)!

or

n*(n-1)*(n-2)*(n-3)*...(n-k+1)

C(n, k) = -------------------------------------

1*2*3*...k

n! represents the factorial and is calculated as 1*2*3*4*...*n. For example, the lotto 6/49 game has a total of [49 * 48 * 47 * 46 * 45 * 44] / [1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6] = 13,983,816 combinations

Alan