Extra Wins

I see that my recent posts have attracted

a different section of the viewers—-

which are those  that try to make their fortunes

by getting ahead of luck—-

the Lottery Bettors.

HAH!

Wait till we get to the US Powerball.

Only thing about this US lottery

is that there are no on-point terminals

that sell Powerball tickets in Canada.

Besides my programs for it require

legal-size paper to print the 69 numbers.

One advice the bettors should take from me would be :

don’t bet the bread money on lotteries!

No win will come out from this enterprise,

 not even the EXTRA win.

What extra win you say?

Extra wins are those offered by lottery admins

to spread more of the extra money collected

from the lotteries in those cases where

the jackpot is not won,

What spread the money you say?

Observe the prize breakdowns on the

lottery sites.

Not much off the millions have been spread around.

Note also that the more populated provinces get

most of the spread.

Ontario wins 17 times, Quebec 11,

British Columbia 7.

Edmonton, Calgary,

and Saskatoon each get one winner.

Notice also that the eastern have-not provinces

do not show the city wherein the winners lie.

Probably because it would be highly likely

that some town like Scrampton

will show a string of high-prize wins

in succession.

Either that, or it is not known where the terminal is,

or that there is no such terminal.

BTW, in the Canadian National 649

extra wins are selected according to the

specific terminal and the specific

combination printed on the ticket, i.e.,

39266889-01  Edmonton

won #2o00 for the first combination

printed on this ticket.

The ticket number 55312130-09 Ontario

is probably bought by subscription

since only six combinations

are printed on every ticket.

In the Canadian Lottomax, however,

the extra wins are drawn from the same machine

and are combination numbers which

naturally assumes the same mathematical

probabilities as the jackpot numbers

even for the meager prizes

that are awarded.

Incidentally, the Aug 3  Lottomax draw was won

the first time around so no extra wins on the next draw,

The numbers drawn were –

9,11,23,33,35,36,42, +6 B

which are exactly eight of the 15 numbers

that make my final choice for the National 649 lottery.

Goodness!

I’ve been betting my numbers

on the wrong lottery!

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