## Lottery Extreme Keno

## How does this lottery number generator work?

The generating tool allows you to quick pick lottery numbers you need to complete your lottery ticket either for Powerball or any other national or international lottery. All you have to do is enter how many numbers the lottery ticket has so the lottery number generator will know how many numbers to consider, how many numbers you need, whether or not to allow repetition and the date of the lucky lottery draw.

- And that’s just the lottery. There are many other state “lottery” games you can play where you buy tickets and the goal is to win cash prizes or jackpots.For example, you can play: Keno. Pick up to 15 numbers. The more numbers you choose, the more numbers you need to match to win anything.
- How it works: Each drawing, the KENO Booster number appears before the display of the KENO drawing. All KENO Booster bets are generated at random by the Ohio Lottery's central computer system. When put into play, KENO Booster increases the amount players can win by the KENO Booster number drawn (1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x).

Most of us have bought at least a lottery ticket in their life or at least know how the lottery games work. It is all about the numbers chosen and the luck of the lottery player. The most important step is choosing them. Some choose dates that have certain significance to them, some build up elaborate schemes of predictions and other simply pick the first that come in mind at the moment.

What is a lottery? This is a form of gambling which involves the drawing of lots for an amount of money. The prize is taxable over a certain amount, established by the rules of the country in which the lottery is drawn and the funds go to various public institutions.

## Example of a result:

How many numbers on the lottery ticket? A: 34

How many numbers you need to select? A: 5

Allow number repetition? A: No

Is there a Bonus number? A: No

How many lottery tickets would you like to generate? A: 4 Lucky lady charm echtgeld.

Choose the lottery draw date: A: March 21, 2015

Result:

Your lucky lottery numbers for the lottery draw

on Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Ticket 1 | 6, 31, 4, 13, 21 |

Ticket 2 | 7, 32, 33, 1, 34 |

Ticket 3 | 22, 3, 27, 34, 29 |

Ticket 4 | 16, 24, 1, 29, 14 |

## What is a lottery?

This is a form of gambling which involves the drawing of lots for an amount of money. The prize is taxable over a certain amount, established by the rules of the country in which the lottery is drawn and the funds go to various public institutions. In some countries there are public lottery systems while in others such games are declared illegal. While in the early 20th century most gambling forms were illegal, in the second half of the century casinos and lotteries were step by step allowed and a tax system was implemented in order to add more revenue to public institutions besides tax revenue.

## Lottery Early History

Did you know that the first recorded signs of a lottery date around 200 BC from the Han Dynasty? Early lotteries are thought to have financed government projects in that time such as the Great Wall of China. In Europe, the Roman Empire spread lottery games at their dinner parties through lottery tickets that were awarded different prizes. They are also thought of organizing such things to obtain funds for the development of the City of Rome. The game of Lotto became very popular in Genoa and started first as a biannual contest of bets on the names of the candidates to membership of the Great Council. This practice was met with great joy and expanded and it was decided to replace the bets on candidates with bets on numbers that were held more frequently than the earlier type of bets.

## Probability of winning the lottery

The chances of winning the jackpot at a certain lottery vary depending on the system. Some of the factors that determine the chances of winning and you need to consider are:

- The count of possible numbers
- The count of winning numbers drawn
- Whether or not a specific order is required
- Whether repetitions in the result are allowed

A jackpot lottery ticket is the ticket in which all the numbers match the numbers drawn at the corresponding lottery draw. Tickets featuring fewer winning numbers (to an established limit) are also awarded prizes but the value of the winnings is spread amongst all the winners in that category, so the more people guessed the numbers as you did, the smaller the amount you won will be.

## The Powerball Lottery

The Powerball Lottery is one of the most known lotteries within United States. In Powerball Lottery are drawn 5 balls out of the 59 balls and a bonus number drawn out of 35 balls. Two times per week there are organized Powerball drawings that can change one lucky men’s life.

## The simple 6 from 49 lotto

Describes the game in which the player chooses six numbers, with no duplicates allowed, out of the numbers from one to forty-nine. If the entire six numbers drawn match the numbers on the player’s ticket this is a jackpot winner. For this kind of lottery the jackpot chances are of 1 in 13,983,816. The wider the range from which the number are chosen is the smaller the jackpot chances are. Decide for yourself how lucky your numbers are generate a lucky combination!

17 Mar, 2015Keno is a famous lottery gambling game. It is played at casinos all over the world, but it is also offered by national lottery companies along with other lottery games. Explore Keno from the probability point of view.

## How To Play Keno

Keno is a lottery game where there are 20 winning numbers drawn out of the total 80 numbers, while players can choose to catch 1 to 20 numbers by marking spots on a Keno ticket. It holds true that the more numbers the players attempt to catch (or hit), the higher the potential win is in case they are hit correctly.

**Keno** can be operated live using a traditional circular glass (aka the 'bubble') or electronically (online). In case of the traditional way the bubble is filled with 80 balls and mixed by an air blower. Then 20 winning balls are drawn on random basis. At casinos Keno is played 24 hours a day in short intervals. The players are encouraged to wager by so called Keno runners.

Some casinos and lottery companies limit the choice of numbers to be hit to 10 to 15 numbers. The highest win is then paid out when a player manages to hit those 10 to 15 numbers out of the 20 drawn. Perhaps because hitting 20 numbers out of 20 is almost impossible from the probability point of view as we will see below.

## Odds & Winning Chances in Keno

Thanks to the 20 numbers drawn out of 80, there is astronomic number of combinations that can be created. The easiest way to calculate **all the combinations that can occur in Keno** seems to use the Excel function `=COMBIN(80,20)`

and we arrive at the value:

`3,535,316,142,212,180,000`

.

My favorite question is: 'Can you read this figure?' It is absolutely abstractionist for common calculus in common life. Alright, we can read the figure as follows:

`3 quintillion 535 quadrillion 316 trillion 142 billion 212 million 180 thousand`

.

Just out of curiosity: If you wanted to calculate the whole number of combinations using your hand calculator and the combinatorial formula `C`

, you would most likely fail. As n = 80 and k = 20, the numerator itself 80! (80 factorial) is another figure beyond understanding: 80! = 80 × 79 × 78 × .. × 1 = 7.1569×10_{k}(n) = n! ÷ [k! × (n – k)!]^{118}. That is, say, roughly seven and 118 zeros behind that! The whole formula looks like this:

`C`

._{20}(80) = 80! ÷ [20! × (80 – 20)!] = 7.1569×10^{118} ÷ (2.4329×10^{18} × 8.32099×10^{81)} =

= 3,535,316,142,212,180,000

That is as far as the total number of combinations in Keno is concerned. Then it depends on, of course, **how many numbers a player attempts and manages to catch or hit**. Let us pick up the most extreme case—the attempt to hit all 20 numbers out of 20.

Since there is only one winning possibility (or a combination) out of the above-mentioned total of 3.5 quintillion, **the probability to hit all 20 numbers out of 20 in Keno** is extremely low, almost bordering with impossibility. To be exact:

`1 ÷ 3,535,316,142,212,180,000 = 0.000000000000000000282860134645`

.

And again, since there is only one winning combination (all the 20 numbers marked on the Keno ticket must match all the 20 drawn numbers), the total count of combination `3,535,316,142,212,180,000`

is actually the fair odds (that is without margin or share of a lottery or betting company). These hypothetical odds would have to be given for the event of hitting 20 numbers out of 20. For a completion please note that the bet would have to be losing in case of fewer hits than 20 as normally you are entitled to some lower prize pursuant to a pay table.

Thus if you bet $1 and succeeded, you would win those 3.5 quintillion dollars. To get a better idea of how huge this figure is: the 2012 budget of the U.S. administration is about 2.5 trillion U.S. dollars (in revenues). It means that **with the win you would be able to finance the operation of the entire U.S. for more than 1.4 million years!**

Table 1 shows the probabilities and corresponding odds for a 20-spot Keno ticket.

Table 1 – Probabilities and odds for a 20-spot Keno ticket

Looking at the table above, *the least probable scenario* is to hit all 20 numbers of out 20 – it has already been addressed in the text above. *The most probable* (`0.2333`

or `23.33%`

exactly) is that you manage to hit 5 numbers out of 20. Logically the most probable possibilities are usually losing. Note: the 'Check-sum' means that the total of probabilities must equal one (or 100%), which is proven here.

On the other side the probability not to hit any number in Keno is roughly `0.0012`

(or `0.12%`

) only, however this probability rises in case of fewer spot Keno tickets. Some casinos offer quite a large payouts or at least they return money if you fail to hit any number. However it varies from casino to casino, therefore it is always useful to familiarize with the **pay table**.

The following two tables show **the probabilities and the corresponding true odds for any-spot Keno ticket**, that is for all combinations of spots (1 to 20) and hits (0 to 20). Thus they are *universal for any Keno game* regardless of the maximum number of spots allowed. Since the tables are quite large, click to enlarge them in a new window. The calculations were done by means of MS Excel with no rounding, however only limited and relevant number of digits are displayed.

Table 2 – Probabilities for any-spot Keno (1 to 20 numbers)

Table 3 – Odds for any-spot Keno (1 to 20 numbers)

## Keno Pay Tables & House Edge

The choice of the amount of numbers attempting to be hit and successful hits thereof is a great source of variability as regards payouts. Additionally casinos or lottery operators may quote **different payout ratios for the same wagers.** Potential winnings are stipulated as multiples of the bet amount on the pay tables that have to be placed on a visible place or published online.

## Lotto Extreme Keno

**Various payouts present various house edges.** The typical house edge ranges from 5% up to over 35%. The upper frontier is very high compared to e.g. Roulette, which brings house the share of 2.7% only. On the other hand the minimum bets are as low as $1 and potential winnings are quite high.

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