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mathematically how do people end up winning...
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mathematically how do people end up winning the lottery? Do they have more luck choosing numbers that statistically get drawn more?
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>>7648710
nah
if you'd run the statistics on a few million lotto draws they would all be pretty even
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>>7648714
sucks.
There must be a reason certain ones have been drawn more than others.
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>>7648717
No there doesn't.
Unless "random chance" is a reason.
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>>7648717
Numbers with a larger surface area will use more ink and thus have a higher mass than those with numbers that have a smaller surface area, therefore they have an infinitesimally larger chance of being drawn.
E.g. the 45 ball has a larger chance of being drawn than the 3 ball
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>>7648739
funny you say that; the most drawn numbers tend to be largely higher numbers
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How are enough combinations of numbers played for someone to win regularly? It seems someone hits the jackpot more than the theoretical statistic.
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OP you're confusing "_one_ person winning the lottery" with "_any_ person winning the lottery".

The chances of winning a "6 out of 49" game is 1/13983816, i.e pretty fucking small. But now imagine 13983816 people all buying a ticket, and phoning each other to all pick different combinations, then one person is bound to have the winning one, i.e the probability of ANY person winning is 1 in that scenario, even though for any individual person it's still 1/13983816.

So the important thing here is to consider what exact question is being asked.
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>>7648789
I guess the question is: what are the odds of numbers that are proven to have been drawn more frequently being a certainty again?
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>>7648810
That question is gibberish.
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>>7648826
I guess I just want to win the lotto and have the financial security I wouldn't otherwise get in no job great shitain
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>>7648710

you drive yourself insane trying to analyze random data

we know the results are probably not truly 100% random because really very few things are, but in principle they are random so we can treat them as so
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>>7648835
Then you're an idiot. You generally can't make money by gambling.
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>>7648863
that depends on how long it takes for you to strike it lucky.
Some people have won a jackpot on their first go. Some don't ever.
All luck of the draw I guess.

It's hardly idiotic to realise that just getting a job doesn't make you much money unless you're a banker or a footballer.
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>>7648868
>It's hardly idiotic to realise that just getting a job doesn't make you much money

But it does make you money, as opposed to the lottery, where most people by definition lose money.