How to Calculate Your Odds of Winning the Lottery

Lotto_Max_Logo.pngIn Canada, there is a lottery called LOTTO MAX.  Basically, you pick 7 unique numbers between 1 and 49.

To calculate your odds of winning the lottery, you need to find how many ways there are to pick 7 unique numbers, in any order, from a group of 49 numbers.

Here is the formula:

= \frac{49!}{7! * (49-7)!)}

= \frac{(49 * 48 * 47 * ... * 3 * 2 * 1)}{(7 * 6 * 5 * 4 * 3 * 2 * 1)(42 * 41 * 40 * ... * 3 * 2 * 1)}

= 85,900,584

Therefore, the odds of winning Lotto Max is 1 in 85,900,584.

Good luck!

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8 Awesome Uses for Your Slow Cooker

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How to make Play Dough

  1. Mix 2 cups of flour, ½ cup of salt, and 4 tablespoons of cream of tartar in the slow cooker.
  2. Pour in 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of oil, and a bit of food coloring.
  3. Place a damp towel under the lid, and cook the colorful mess on high for 45 to 60 minutes
  4. Stirring often.
  5. When done (the dough should easily form a ball), remove the mixture from the slow cooker, knead several times, and allow it to cool.
  6. When stored properly, the playtime essential should last 3 to 4 months.

How to make Crayons

  1. Sort all of your old crayons by color family, and remove the paper wrapping.
  2. Place the broken bits of a single color into the slow cooker, and heat on low until the pieces have melted.
  3. Pour or ladle the melted crayons into silicone molds and place in a cool, dry location until they’ve cooled completely.
  4. Then, break out the coloring sheets and set the little ones to work.

How to make Candles

  1. Simply grate or shred the wax into the slow cooker, and heat on low.
  2. Then, prep your molds (old coffee cans or plastic containers work well) by oiling them with a bit of cooking spray.
  3. Tie a fresh wick (available at craft stores) onto a pencil, suspend the pencil across the top of the mold, and tape the bottom of the wick in the center of the mold.
  4. Once the wax has melted, pour it into the mold, and let it cool.
  5. Once the wax has hardened, trim the wick and light it up.

How to Roast Nuts

  1. Grease the bottom of the cooker.
  2. Place a cup of raw seeds or nuts into the pot.
  3. Sprinkle in seasonings and toss to coat.
  4. Cook for 3 to 4 hours on high, or until the seeds “snap” when tested.
  5. Store in small plastic bags or glass jars for easy snacking.

Room Deodorizer

  1. Fill the appliance halfway with water
  2. Mix in a cup of baking soda.
  3. Heat on high, uncovered, for several hours or overnight to get rid of offensive odors.
  4. To banish especially strong smells, add a few tablespoons of lemon juice to the water.

Room Humidifier

  1. Fill the pot about three-quarters full with hot water.
  2. Cover with the lid.
  3. Turn the appliance to its highest setting.
  4. After 15 minutes, remove the lid and let the steam saturate your indoor air.

How to make Hot Cocktail

  1. Mix up all of the nonalcoholic components of your cocktail in the slow cooker, and keep it covered.
  2. When you’re ready to serve, pour your spirits into a glass, then ladle in some of the heated mixture.
  3. Be sure to keep the alcohol out of the appliance or it will cook off before you are ready to imbibe.

How to make Soap

See recipe and instructions.

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How to Make Soap with a Slow Cooker

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Equipment

  • A slow cooker
  • A scale (this is important for making a soap that is not too harsh or too oily)
  • Glass jars and bowls
  • A stick blender
  • Plastic cups (optional)
  • A metal spoon
  • A wooden spoon
  • A spatula
  • Soap molds (or an old cardboard box lined with parchment paper).
  • A large bottle of white vinegar for neutralizing the lye mixture if it spills on anything.

For Your Safety

  • Gloves
  • Eye Goggles

Soap Recipe Ingredients

  • 0.760 pounds water ( 12.16 ounces or 344.73 grams)
  • 1 pound (16 ounces or 453.6 grams) coconut oil
  • 1 pound (16 ounces or 453.6 grams) olive oil
  • 0.303 pounds Lye (4.844 ounces or 137.339 grams)
  • Up to 1 ounce of essential oils of choice (optional)

Soap Recipe Instructions

  1. Make sure that your work area is clean, ventilated and that there are no children nearby. This is not a good recipe to let children help with since Lye is caustic until mixed with water and oils.
  2. Measure the oils in liquid form (by weight) and pour into the slow cooker.
  3. Turn on high just until oils heat up and then reduce to low heat.
  4. While oils are heating, carefully measure the lye and water separately. TIP: Use disposable plastic cups. They don’t weigh anything on the scale so they make measuring easy.
  5. Keep 3 separate disposable plastic cups labeled:
    1. Water
    2. Lye
    3. Oil
  6. Carefully take the cups with the water and the lye outside or to a well ventilated area.
  7. Pour the water into a quart size or larger glass jar.
  8. With gloves and eye protection, slowly add the lye to the water.  (Warning: DO NOT ADD THE WATER TO THE LYE!)
  9. Stir carefully with a metal spoon, making sure not to let the liquid come in contact with your body directly.
  10. As you stir, this will create a cloudy white mixture that gets really hot.
  11. Let this mixture set for about 10 minutes to cool. It should become clear and not cloudy when it has cooled.
  12. When the oils in the slow cooker have heated (to about 48-54 degrees Celsius or 120-130 degrees Fahrenheit), slowly pour in the water and lye mixture and stir.
  13. Quickly rinse the container used for the water and lye mixture out in the sink. Rinse with white vinegar to make sure all Lye has been neutralized.
  14. Use the metal or wooden spoon to stir the lye/water mixture into the oil mixture in the slow Cooker.
  15. Once it is evenly mixed, use the stick blender to blend for about 4-5 minutes or until it is opaque and starting to thicken.
  16. Cover and keep on low heat to thicken.
  17. Set a timer for 15 minutes and check it every 15 minutes until it is ready. It will start to boil and bubble on the sides first.
  18. After about 35-55 minutes (depending on your slow cooker) it will thicken enough that the entire surface is bubbly and the sides have collapsed in.
  19. At this point, turn the heat off.
  20. If you are going to use essential oils (e.g. lavender and orange) for scent, add them now.
  21. Quickly and carefully spoon into molds (e.g. empty boxes lined with parchment paper).
  22. Cover the molds with parchment paper and set in a cool, dry place.
  23. After 24 hours, pop the soap out of the molds. For best results, let it set for a few more days so that it lasts longer.

For other awesome Slow Cooker Tips, see this article.

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Airport Runway Numbers Explained

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Magic Bullet Beauty Tips

Nutrient Face Mask

Hair Repairing Conditioner

Daily Facial Firming Toner

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Banana Bread Recipe for Magic Bullet

Banana Bread

Main Ingredients

  • 4 Over-ripe Bananas
  • 1/3 Cup Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoon Milk

Dry Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease and flour a loaf pan.
  3. Put the bananas, oil, and sugar into the Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  4. Add in eggs and milk.  Blend for just a couple seconds, until eggs are beaten.
  5. Add remaining dry ingredients into the mix.
  6. Using the Magic Bullet, pulse to mix.  Scraping the sides as necessary until everything is mixed together.
    (Note:  If you have the Magic Bullet Blender attachment, you can make the entire bread in it; if you don’t, just mix up all the wet ingredients and pour them into a bowl with the dry ingredients.)
  7. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Served warm with butter and enjoy!
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Basic Muffin Recipes with 4 Variations

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Back to the Future in 2015

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Famous Motivational Quotes to Start Your Day

  1. JeffersonDetermine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
    — Thomas Jefferson
  2. Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
    — Wayne Dyer
  3. If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
    — Charles R. Swindoll
  4. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
    — Maya Angelou
  5. If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
    — Paulo Coelho
  6. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
    — Dale Carnegie
  7. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
    — Aristotle
  8. Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
    — Theodore Roosevelt
  9. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  10. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
    — Helen Keller
  11. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
    — Thomas A. Edison
  12. Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity.
    — Albert Einstein
  13. Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
    — Tony Robbins
  14. The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
    — Epictetus
  15. The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
    — Vince Lombardi
  16. The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
    — Confucius
  17. We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. Well done is better than well said.
    — Benjamin Franklin
  19. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
    — Henry David Thoreau
  20. While intent is the seed of manifestation, action is the water that nourishes the seed. Your actions must reflect your goals in order to achieve true success.
    — Steve Maraboli
  21. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
    — Eleanor Roosevelt
  22. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
    — C. S. Lewis
  23. Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
    — Lou Holtz
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