Sadly, according to statistics, this is the probability of winning 4D

Are you into buying 4D? If you have been an ardent fan of this relatively harmless form of gambling, I’m sure you must have thought about the odds of winning the first price many times haven’t you?

Well then, let me let you in on some statistics of winning something from Singapore Pools each time you put your money on 4 random numbers.

The statistics I’m about to broadcast may come as a shock to some of you, others maybe not so much. You see, I’ve asked those who purchase 4D around me before if they knew what they were getting themselves into monetary wise and they almost always replied, “Well, it’s all for that glimmer of hope to change our lives once and for all.”

It’s not a bad thing, really. I mean, we all resort to something in a bid to change our lives right? Putting a small amount of money in a gamble for larger winnings is just what they do. But the chances of even winning that consolation or starter prize though is just too low for me to ever consider joining in “just for the fun of it”.

Okay, here goes. According to Singapore Pools, the odds of winning any prize is 1 in 435. Not too bad right? Keep in mind this is for “any prize” and, I’m sure, not the prize you are looking to win. Following this, it is a 1 in 1,000 chance of winning a consolation prize or a starter prize.

Now comes the best part and possibly the part everyone is waiting for. The top 3 prizes. If you want to get anywhere near winning one of these, this is the kind of odds you are up against.

For all 3 top positions, you have a 1 in 10,000 chance of winning. Seriously, what are the odds of winning? Well, that’s “hope” for you right there.

To many people, this is just another pastime for them to wither some of their time away and give them something to look forward to. For others, it is a chance for them to hopefully change their lives around.

If you are still very sure that one fine day, you will emerge victorious, then please be my guest and continue doing what you need to do.

There is no right or wrong when activities are practiced in manageable doses. I’m hoping these statistics will have made some of you think twice the next time you are at a 4D booth and marking out those ‘winning numbers’ on that rectangular sheet of paper.

It can be a shot at winning some money but it should never be done to the extent of wrecking your life altogether.

This Singapore love story set in the 90s shows you why you should never wait for tomorrow. Watch it without crying:
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This Singapore love story set in the 90s shows you why you should never wait for tomorrow. Watch it without crying:
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