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Re: Receipt Lottery Winning Numbers

Postby Dr. McCoy » 01 Mar 2010, 22:50

If you get 100 reciepts then you have a one in a million chance of winning 2 million NT dollars.
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Re: Receipt Lottery Winning Numbers

Postby Dial » 02 Mar 2010, 13:09

Dragonbones wrote:
Dial wrote:Can someone clarify the higher end prizes for me. All I ever see listed is the smaller amounts, followed by 10,000, 40,000, 200,000. Yet I constantly see '2 million' being referred to. Is that just americanese for 200,000, or is there really a 2,000,000 prize?

And if so, what do you need to win it?


NT$2 million for matching all the digits from the above grand prize winning number.
Source: http://english.etax.nat.gov.tw/wSite/ct ... Node=11647 (Courtesy of Google: "Taiwan receipt lottery website")


Thanks Dragonbones.
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Re: Receipt Lottery Winning Numbers

Postby Dial » 02 Mar 2010, 13:22

Dude, say whuh? I thought it was the British who like to say "thousand million" for billion... actually, the first time I heard thousand billion was from a Clinton-hater on the radio in the US back in the 90's, and I thought he had made that up just to avoid saying "bill"ion.

Three years, one 200NT win, and I pick them off of other people's tables at restaurants if the opportunity presents itself.


'Say whuh?" back at ya. :wink: 200,000 = Two hundred thousand. And 2000,000 means 2 million.
I think you might be adding a few zeros there...

If you get 100 reciepts then you have a one in a million chance of winning 2 million NT dollars.


Considerably better odds than no chance in a million. :cool:
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Re: Receipt Lottery Winning Numbers

Postby TwoTongues » 02 Mar 2010, 13:28

Dial wrote:'Say whuh?" back at ya. :wink: 200,000 = Two hundred thousand. And 2000,000 means 2 million.
I think you might be adding a few zeros there...


No no no (a la Winehouse, head shaking like a bobblehead) - I'm saying where you getting the "2 million" being Americanese for 200,000 - the billion thing was a side note. I never heard of someone saying we merkins use 2 million for 200k. Not like "aluminum" vs "aluminium"...
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Re: Receipt Lottery Winning Numbers

Postby Dr. McCoy » 02 Mar 2010, 13:29

Dial wrote:
If you get 100 reciepts then you have a one in a million chance of winning 2 million NT dollars.


Considerably better odds than no chance in a million. :cool:

Statistically, one chance in a million is pretty much the same as no chance in a million. How close to zero do you need to go to consider it zero?
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Re: Receipt Lottery Winning Numbers

Postby tommy525 » 02 Mar 2010, 14:10

Dr. McCoy wrote:
Dial wrote:
If you get 100 reciepts then you have a one in a million chance of winning 2 million NT dollars.


Considerably better odds than no chance in a million. :cool:

Statistically, one chance in a million is pretty much the same as no chance in a million. How close to zero do you need to go to consider it zero?


Well TAipei city has bout 5 million people and one a day die on a motorcycle. Thats one chance in five million. Not significant for the other 4,999,999 persons but pretty significant for that ONE.

The lotto is the same.
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Re: Receipt Lottery Winning Numbers

Postby Dial » 02 Mar 2010, 14:15

No no no (a la Winehouse, head shaking like a bobblehead) - I'm saying where you getting the "2 million" being Americanese for 200,000 - the billion thing was a side note. I never heard of someone saying we merkins use 2 million for 200k. Not like "aluminum" vs "aluminium"...


I stand corrected. Once again confused on the internet. But since we're on the topic I found this in my search for evidence.

A million seconds is 12 days.
 A billion seconds is 31 years. 
A trillion seconds is 31,688 years.

Statistically, one chance in a million is pretty much the same as no chance in a million. How close to zero do you need to go to consider it zero?


et pur si muove... aka - long as the odds are, people win, yes? Why not you or me Dr McCoy?
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Re: Receipt Lottery Winning Numbers

Postby Dial » 02 Mar 2010, 14:16

tommy525 wrote:
Dr. McCoy wrote:
Dial wrote:
If you get 100 reciepts then you have a one in a million chance of winning 2 million NT dollars.


Considerably better odds than no chance in a million. :cool:

Statistically, one chance in a million is pretty much the same as no chance in a million. How close to zero do you need to go to consider it zero?


Well TAipei city has bout 5 million people and one a day die on a motorcycle. Thats one chance in five million. Not significant for the other 4,999,999 persons but pretty significant for that ONE.

The lotto is the same.


What he said.
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Re: Receipt Lottery Winning Numbers

Postby zacha » 02 Mar 2010, 14:57

TwoTongues, Totally offtopic. But how come you have EXACTLY the same avatar as Jason West has on facebook? http://kotaku.com/5483348/report-strang ... ent-ousted

Anyway. Thanks for the heads up, need to go and check my numbers now =P
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Re: Receipt Lottery Winning Numbers

Postby Dr. McCoy » 02 Mar 2010, 15:05

Dial wrote:et pur si muove... aka - long as the odds are, people win, yes? Why not you or me Dr McCoy?

I check mine since it's free. With odds of one in a million every two months I figure I should win about once every 166,666.7 years. And then I'll pay off my credit card balance.
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