Not sure where 15000/1 is from. We had 100 tickets, 100 raffle prizes. To have a 15,000/1 chance there would have to have been 150,000,000 tickets sold just in the UK!
Raffle is UK only....but 150M does sound a lot
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Not sure where 15000/1 is from. We had 100 tickets, 100 raffle prizes. To have a 15,000/1 chance there would have to have been 150,000,000 tickets sold just in the UK!
I made a mistake. My calculations actually put it about 30000/1. Not sure where you get 100 tickets from.
OK, Andy said online raffle numbers started at DYS 688786. Final store bought ticket ended DZP 776564.
Assuming consecutive numbering, that's a difference of roughly 26 million?
ie, it takes 1 million lines to go from AAA 000001 to AAB 000001. Then 26 (times the aforementioned million) to go from AAA 000001 to ABA 000001. We went from DYS to DZT thus 26 million lines.
And that's the difference between two tickets bought on the same day, not terribly far apart. You have all of Wednesday and Thursday to add on also, plus the remainder of Friday...
I reckon there could easily have been 100 million tickets, if the above assumption is true and my head isn't so bent that I'm out by a factor of ten or a hundred or summat daft! and we had 520 raffle numbers.
EDIT: I see there was a winning raffle ticket starting with a B and one starting with a Z. May I suggest they are not all numbered in consecutive order? That would involve a ridiculous number of tickets being sold in the UK!!!
Further edit (fuck me, do I not have something better to do on a Saturday afternoon?!):
divide by two for number of tickets, says utter max of 72 million tickets in Europe. No idea what proportion were bought in the UK but your absolute upper limit is 72 million. Anyone who can find a source for how many tickets were bought in the UK gets a thumbs up from me.
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I do not know how you guys calculate odds to win a raffle without knowing the actual number of sold tickets.
Chance to win was 100 times more than on any other day only if Camelot sold same number of tickets as usual, but I suppose they sold much more.
Im not sure if this helps or hinders but we had 104 what I called "tickets", but each ticket had 5 lines and 5 raffle numbers and so 5 chances to win. So we had a total of 520 raffle numbers. Its academic now though, we didnt win.
My online balance is now £118.20 and I think there is a £2 win on the paper tickets I bought (I will check that today when I hand it in). So we are not "out" yet, the full amount will be reinvested for Tuesdays Draw
Edit: Paper tickets won £2.80 so will buy another of those on Tuesday as well.
My online balance is now £118.20 and I think there is a £2 win on the paper tickets I bought (I will check that today when I hand it in). So we are not "out" yet, the full amount will be reinvested for Tuesdays Draw
Edit: Paper tickets won £2.80 so will buy another of those on Tuesday as well.
The odds of winning a prize according to the national lottery is 1 in 13 so 525/13 is around 40*£2.8=£112 so we did rather poorly for the 520 tickets we had.
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So we won nothing then? Oh well, for some reason it seems to be the case that the more tickets you buy the less you seem to win.
Thanks Andy for doing it all though.
So we won nothing then? Oh well, for some reason it seems to be the case that the more tickets you buy the less you seem to win.
Thanks Andy for doing it all though.
er doesnt andys post state we won about £120? is there a draw on tuesday? i thought euro draws are wednesday and friday...