deal no deal 11/16

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by newsposter, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA


    I still have SP for this but just thumb thru it to see if someone ever wins the million. Well last night at least they had something different. 3 sets of 2 people had 200 cases to choose from and if you chose both halves of a hersheys kiss you win 100,000,000. No one won of course but they each got 100K at least

    I cant imagine this prize could ever be won.
  2. mcb08

    mcb08 Hoya for life!!

    Mar 10, 2006
    The 6ix
    Probability calculations aren't my strong suit, but I think that the odds of someone winning were about 1 in 40,000? Pretty good odds for a shot at $100 mil!
  3. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets TCF Bookie

    Jul 12, 2005
    East Hell
    Were there 200 models?
    Cuz...that'd probably be sensory overload.
  4. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    There were only 150 "cases" in the 100,000,000 game; the actual chance of a particular couple winning was one in 11,175. (Even Pepsi's "Play for a Billion" sweepstakes had "only" a 1 in 1000 chance of having a winner.)

    I'm not even sure any of the six numbers picked would have found any of the six winning pieces in the three sets of cases put together - but then again, that's expected to happen more than 75% of the time.

    -- Don
  5. toddvj

    toddvj New Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    St. Paul, MN


    Hmm. I don't know about that One in 11,175 odds. They had to pick not one, but two winning pieces. I would think the odds of that would be astronomical. I'm not any kind of mathmetician though.

    On another note, did it seem like the winning couples weren't all that happy when it was announced that they would each get $100,000? Maybe they already knew that going in?
  6. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    There are 149 pairs where the lower number is 1 (1,2; 1,3; 1,4;...; 1,150)
    There are 148 pairs where the lower number is 2 (2,3; 2,4; 2,5;...; 2,150)
    There are 147 pairs where the lower number is 3 (3,4; 3,5; 3,6;...; 3,150)
    And so on, until you get to:
    There are 2 pairs where the lower number is 148 (148, 149; 148,150)
    There is 1 pair where the lower number is 149 (149, 150)
    The total number of pairs is 149 + 148 + 147 + ... + 2 + 1 = 11,175
    One pair wins the $100 million

    -- Don
  7. alansh

    alansh Active Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Yes, the $100K prize was in the rules. The prize (like Pepsi's Win a Billion) was an annuity that was heavily loaded in the last year. It would have paid $375K a year for 40 years and $35M in year 41 to each person in the winning team ($50M each). Or they could take $12M cash each.

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