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aren't the same as the odds for a bunch of random numbers. Don't care what you say. Fuck off.
Especially as they only pull out 6 numbers.
Better luck next time
Either you are being deliberately stupid for comic effect, in which case you don't need to be a smart arse. Or else you are genuinely special, in which case you are only making this worse for yourself.
You were wrong. You're a mong.
I retract my ":DDDDD"
where have the bad maths skills come into it?
My brain hurts :'(
More generally, the difference between believing something and accepting it. Don't worry, you're not stupid.
However the chances of the numbers being picked in the exact order of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 are much less than the numbers 1-7 being picked in any order...hope that helps(!)
but on a one to one combination basis, the probability is equal.
they looked into and found no evidence of it being fixed, weird, imagine the winner from the previous week hadn't stopped playing the same numbers each week
Did someone have a quid on the same set of numbers coming up twice in a row or something? He'd have earned a tidy sum there. Anyone care to work out the odds of that?
so the winning amounts were vastly reduced in comparison to usual. still quite tidy though, i'm sure
That's a pretty good story.
Imagine that lottery numbers were replaced with colours. 1 becomes red, 2 becomes blue, 3 becomes magenta, 4 becomes tangerine etc etc...
Would you still be inclined to say that the probability of red, blue, magenta, tangerine... coming up is less likely than any other combination of colours?
but couldn't concentrate on the rest of the example because I was too busy wondering what kind of person chooses magenta and tangerine as A N Other colours before they've exhausted the following options: yellow, green, orange, pink, purple, brown, black, white, grey, and possibly even turquoise? ;-)
as they are for 3, 7, 21, 33, 42, 46.........or for any other defined set of numbers.
but you'll win less if you choose these numbers because there are loads of chumps who select 1-7 as their lottery numbers.