Okay, if that’s the case then asking if there’s a difference between betting the same sequence repeatedly and using a quickpick is a bit obscure. (I quote: “if you take out a Lotto ticket and post a set series of numbers … every week "religiously' … vs every week taking out a quickpick…”)

If you’re only interested in the jackpot (six numbers), the odds of winning it are easy to calculate (and have nothing to do with how many tickets are sold in total). The odds of hitting it with any one specific guess are one in (49×48×47×46×45×44)÷(6×5×4×3×2×1) = 10,068,347,520÷720 =

13,983,816. If you play

*n* different sequences, the chances are

*n*:13,983,816. With 50,000,000 sequences sold, you can expect about ¼ of the prize money

*if your ticket wins*.

'Luthon64