Lottery Year – First Quarter Results

March 28, 2008 By: erik Category: Geeky, News, Spain 456 views

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Well, we’ve made it through the first quarter of 2008. So far, I have kept to my plan to play 5€ in the ONCE lottery every Friday. Statistically, I would expect to lose that 5€ on 18 of the first 20 weeks. Since, as every card player knows, there are 13 weeks every quarter, at this point, I would have predicted that I would have lost all but maybe one or two weeks. Well, guess what’s happened?

As if there were a wily carnie controlling the results, I won (aka. didn’t lose) the first week, and have lost every single week since.

History So Far

Date Balance Gambled Won Delta Total Delta
Jan 1, 2008 260 €
Jan 4, 2008 260 € 5 € 5 € 0 € 0 €
Jan 11, 2008 255 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -5 €
Jan 18, 2008 250 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -10 €
Jan 25, 2008 245 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -15 €
Feb 1, 2008 240 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -20 €
Feb 8, 2008 235 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -25 €
Feb 15, 2008 230 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -30 €
Feb 22, 2008 225 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -35 €
Feb 29, 2008 220 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -40 €
Mar 7, 2008 215 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -45 €
Mar 14, 2008 210 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -50 €
Mar 21, 2008 205 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -55 €
Mar 28, 2008 200 € 5 € 0 € -5 € -60 €

Lottery Year 2008 - First Quarter Results

So there you have it. I’ve lost 60€ so far in this venture. At this rate, I’m looking at a total 240€ loss for the year. Note that I predicted “a likely loss of between 210 and 240 euros.”

Wish me luck in the second quarter!