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Thu Sep 18 15:43:51 SAST 2014

Let's not fudge Lotto numbers: iLIVE

Scott Visser, Kyalami | 06 November, 2012 00:09

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Robert Nicolai makes a good point regarding Lotto's lack of funding to charities (Letters, yesterday), but why must he give statistics that are completely wrong? He says there is a one in 10billion chance of winning the Lotto and a one in 2.9billion chance for Powerball.

There is about one in 14million chance on Lotto and one in 93.4million chance on Powerball.

My gripe is that people might read these "statistics" and accept them as fact.

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