Benahadux, Almeria, pupils find disappointingly long odds for a lottery win

COUNTING GRAINS: Lottery win same as one grain of red rice in a three-kilo bag Photo credit: Ulleo/Pixabay

AURANTIA high school pupils in Benahadux celebrated School Mathematics Days on May 12 with a series of projects and experiments.

These included simulating the probability of winning the big first prize in Spain’s mammoth Christmas Lottery, using grains of rice.

The news was not encouraging for anybody hoping for a big win as the pupils concluded that the odds were the same as finding one grain of red rice in a bag weighing approximately three kilos.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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