Jake Olivier reveals the odds of winning lotto on 7 News


Tuesday, 14th June 2016

Associate Professor Jake Olivier, who is fast becoming our resident media representative, has appeared in a Channel 7 newscast to reveal the (demoralising) odds of winning the lottery. 

The news broadcast looked at several different games and the statistical likelihood of a win.

Statistician A/Prof Olivier gave a sobering analysis of the odds.

Watch the broadcast.

This isn't the first time that one our staff has evaluated the success rate of playing lotto. In 2009, Professor David Warton wrote a piece, You'd be dead lucky to win Oz lotto