Reveal the secrets of McDonald's Monopoly promotion

McDonald's Monopoly is back, with prizes ranging from food to a car, barbecue and a $ 10,000 gift card. In the photo, the McDonald's Monopoly Australian board

McDonald's Monopoly is on again with great prizes on offer, from $ 10,000 gift cards to a free car.

There are 136,634,083 tickets available, and the fast food giant says that an average of one out of every five tickets will offer an award of "instant prize."

The rewards of & # 39; chance card & # 39; and & # 39; collect to win & # 39; collect to win & # 39; they are also available, with a total prize of $ 252 million.

The "instant prize" awards range from McDonald's food prizes to cash gift cards and movie tickets, but "cash to win" are the most sought after.

McDonald's Monopoly is back, with prizes ranging from food to a car, barbecue and a $ 10,000 gift card. In the photo, the McDonald's Monopoly Australian board

McDonald's Monopoly is back, with prizes ranging from food to a car, barbecue and a $ 10,000 gift card. In the photo, the McDonald's Monopoly Australian board

"By collecting some of the most sought after entries in the game, such as Oxford Street, Liverpool Station or Mayfair, customers can also get prizes such as Suzuki Vitara, a $ 10,000 Flight Center gift card or a Sony Ultimate Entertainment Pack, a McDonald & # 39; s spokesman told news.com.au.

Sarah Belet, a graduate student at Monash University, and Jennifer Flegg, tenured professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Melbourne, have rummaged through the numbers in an attempt to find out what possibilities McDonald's customers have to win.

They say that the numbers of the prizes of "instant prizes" accumulate, in a piece for The Conversation.

"Of course, 13.2 percent plus 8.7 percent gives a 21.9 percent chance of winning an instant win, on average, which roughly matches one in five that McDonald's claims," ​​they said.

But the couple says that customers should take a relaxed approach to McDonald's Monopoly.

"If you remember that McDonald's Monopoly is very similar to a normal lottery, you'll be better since you can relax and know that there's almost no chance you'll win an important prize," they said.

McDonald's says that an average of one in five tickets will offer an "instant prize" prize (stock image)

McDonald's says that an average of one in five tickets will offer an "instant prize" prize (stock image)

McDonald's says that an average of one in five tickets will offer an "instant prize" prize (stock image)

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBILITIES OF WINNING A MAJOR PRIZE?

1 in 136 million (one prize each)

– One year car rental – Fenchurch Street Station

– A $ 10,000 room makeover ticket – Euston Road

1 in 68 million (two prizes each)

– A $ 5,000 travel gift card – Park Lane

– One year of free fuel – Fleet Street

– A new car – Regent Street

1 in 45 million (three prizes each)

– Definitive game package – Whitehall

– Home theater – Old Kent Road

1 in 34 million (four prizes)

– Barbecue set – Piccadilly

1 in 17 million (eight prizes)

– A $ 1,000 purchase bonus – Marlborough Street

Ms. Belet and Ms. Flegg said it was important for customers to not fall into the Player's fallacy when they tried to pick up tickets for & # 39; win instantly & # 39;

They said that there are 3,415,852 tickets & # 39; Chance & # 39 ;, giving customers a 2.5 percent chance of winning one of the tickets.

"Working the numbers means you have a 0.5% chance of getting a Chance ticket that will also give you a prize, so it's not a strategy you should count on."

They say that while you know the number of tickets of & # 39; Instant win & # 39; and & # 39; Chance & # 39 ;, the details of & # 39; collect to win & # 39; They are very well kept secrets.

There are two free fuel prizes for one year when picking up The Strand, Fleet Street and Trafalgar Square, the three red tickets, the two said.

They say that it is possible then that the "probability of finding that final red ticket on the set is as low as two in 136 million."

The McDonald & # 39; s Monopoly promotion will run until October 16.

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