27 Mar 2016

Chances of winning Vodacom Millionaires



To win on Vodacom Millionaires, you need to get at least a 6 letter match on a string that you SMS through to 32082 to enter the weekly draw.

This means that your chances of getting a prize winning match are as follows:

6 letter match: 1 in 30,078,114
7 letter match: 1 in 1,142,968,332
8 letter match: 1 in 65,720,679,090
9 letter match: 1 in 7,623,598,774,440
(Odds calculated using http://www.csgnetwork.com/oddscalc.html)

In other words, there is a 1 in 7.6 million million chance of actually winning the million! Though you can of course improve your chances ever so slightly by entering more than once (the first 2 entries are free, additional entries cost R1 each).

The draw has been running for more than 10 years now and I have been collecting the winning letters for the last 6 years or so. I've grouped the winning letters by single appearances and double appearances over this 6 year period to highlight patterns and frequencies and I try to update this with the latest letters each week:

View the grouped Vodacom Millionaires winning letter data by clicking here

Statistically speaking, previous winning letters should have no bearing on the winning letters that are drawn for a week but we don't know the exact methods that Vodacom uses to choose the winning letters. Perhaps this data can inspire the next 9 letters you pick, but I think the patterns are interesting if nothing else.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been playing yebo millionaires every single Tuesday for the past 3 years I even have a reminder set on my phone that beeps 11:30am every Tuesday so that I never forget to enter,I make at least 30 entries per week "on both my Vodacom phones" and for that past 3 years all I ever won was a 6 letters match rewarding me with R12 airtime I won that 4 or 5 times in that "every week every month everyyear" 3 years.this game is a cheat somehow!

Rich said...

Yeah, I also never won anything more than R29 airtime for a 7 letter match in a good few years of playing every week as well. The odds of winning anything much more than that are really tiny!

Alfred said...

Same here

Anonymous said...

Ek kry nooit die wen letters nie

King Chillar said...

I mostly play this game every month but o don't win anything

Ntokozo Thabethe said...

Something tricky about this, feel like it's just about having a lucky.