Posts Tagged ‘Mauritian Lotto’

Your personal Lotto quick pick

July 14, 2010 13 comments

Wanna improve your chances on winning a few million rupees?

The Mauritian Lotto was first introduced on the 07th of November 2009 by lottotech. The first jackpot was Rs 12 Million. The first winner of the lotto was Guillyano Zamir, who won the Rs 30 Million Jackpot. I am going to post the source code of a program i made that generate an arbitrary number of Lotto simulations. While writing this blog post, i researched a bit on Lotto and found some very interesting stuff.

Lotto lets you pick a certain number of choices from a card. In Mauritius you get to pick 6 numbers from a card having 40 numbers. Then, the Lotto managers pick 6 numbers at random. If your choice exactly matches theirs, you win a few million rupees or so. What is the probability of having a winning pick? Mathematics says the following about it: (40 × 39 × 38 × 37 × 36 × 35) / (6!) = 3,838,380. Read more…