|Posted: December 20, 2005, 9:22 pm - IP Logged|
The odds are 1 in 1000^3, which equals 1,000,000,000 (One in a Billion) for that particular combination to be drawn three times in a row.
However, if you were to consider all of the possible outcomes for three consecutive games, then there would be exactly 1,000,000,000 possibilities with 1000 of those being every straight Pick 3 number being drawn three times in a row.
The overall probabiliity to see the actual event of the same Pick 3 number being drawn for three games in a row would be: 1000^3/1000, which equals 1 in 1,000,000.
....It's just like the triples, the odds to see a specific triple is 1 in 1000, the odds to see ANY triple is 10 in 1000 or 1 in 100 reduced.
I find it funny that it actually occurred. I was just thinking the other day that with all of the Pick 3 drawnings that have ever been held throughout the country that it was starting to become very probable to happen within the next few years.
~Probability=Odds in Motion~