Lottery Year – Third Quarter Results

September 30, 2008 By: erik Category: Geeky, News, Spain 219 views

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We’ve had 40 Fridays so far in 2008. I’ve been playing the ONCE lottery every week so far this year. In my complex simulation that gave predictions of the outcome, I predicted that at the end of the third quarter, I would have either 85€ or 90€. Well, guess what? My balance after 9 months is exactly 85€. So far, I have lost 175€. Ouch!
Lottery Year 2008 - Third Quarter Results

Looks a bit like the US economy.

Third Quarter History

Date Balance Gambled Won Delta Total Delta
Jul 4, 2008 140 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -120 €
Jul 11, 2008 135 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -125 €
Jul 18, 2008 130 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -130 €
Jul 25, 2008 125 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -135 €
Aug 1, 2008 120 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -140 €
Aug 8, 2008 115 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -145 €
Aug 15, 2008 110 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -150 €
Aug 22, 2008 110 € 5 € 5 € 0 € -150 €
Aug 29, 2008 105 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -155 €
Sep 5, 2008 100 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -160 €
Sep 12, 2008 95 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -165 €
Sep 19, 2008 90 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -170 €
Sep 26, 2008 85 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -175 €

By complete chance, my assumption that there will be only 52 Fridays this year was actually wrong. There will be 53. One more chance to win my 6,000,000€!

 
  • http://www.isoglossia.com sgazzetti

    Looks a bit like the US economy.

    Yeah, except for the cute little plateaus/x(?).

  • http://www.erik-rasmussen.com/ Erik R.

    That and the fact that my loss is linear rather than exponential.