OverTheRainbow
Joined: Dec 26, 2018
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December 26th, 2018 at 1:22:26 AM permalink
In a recent news story, a guy in New Jersey hit the top prize "6 card Royal Straight Flush of Diamonds for a \$1,000,000 win". The article lists the odds at "1 in 20348320" and indicated that experts at wizardofodds confirmed this calculation.

When I do the calculation, I get a different value. It is 1 in 20358520 (not 20348320). MATH: 52! / [(52-6)! x 6!]

Which calculation is correct?
SM777
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December 26th, 2018 at 6:12:34 AM permalink
Quote: OverTheRainbow

In a recent news story, a guy in New Jersey hit the top prize "6 card Royal Straight Flush of Diamonds for a \$1,000,000 win". The article lists the odds at "1 in 20348320" and indicated that experts at wizardofodds confirmed this calculation.

When I do the calculation, I get a different value. It is 1 in 20358520 (not 20348320). MATH: 52! / [(52-6)! x 6!]

Which calculation is correct?

Wizard
Joined: Oct 14, 2009