Random number generator comps

Hello, sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place or calling this by the wrong name, I'm very new to it all! I've just entered a few of those ones on the magazine websites where you guess 3 numbers and match with a randomly selected set of numbers. They seem impossible. Has anyone ever won one? 


  • Ms_Dee
    Ms_Dee Posts: 7,874 Forumite
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    Hi @compingcatlady welcome :smile:

    I don't think many of us enter them to be honest. You will have more chance entering most other competitions, like once only comps, social media comps, widget comps, dailies, click to wins and then lastly the 3 generated number ones.
    If you are good at guessing number combinations, I'd definitely consider entering the lottery :wink:

    Most of my wins come from Social Media competitions or widget comps.
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.
  • mjm3346
    mjm3346 Posts: 46,888 Forumite
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    I haven't looked at those for ages but from a previous post a couple of the approx odds were

    Win a Bose sound link mini Bluetooth speaker - approx odds = 571,000 to 1

    Win a £300 Topshop voucher  = 2,406,000 to 1

    a current couple 

    HP STREAM LAPTOP  = 3,241,000 to 1

    FERRERO 48 PIECE COLLECTION = 85,000 to 1    (these are £12 in Asda)

    This is an old thread which gives the number of entries for various competitions - you can see how badly the odds for the 3 number sort compare with these

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