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# mathmatics and a conspiracy

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 Posted: October 16, 2008, 1:16 am - IP Logged

I've noticed that when the illinois lotto gets above 3 or 4 million

they sometimes draw some unusual numbers

to this day, i'm convinced the fix is in to inflate the grand prize

which in turn brings in more players

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it's been 18 years since my last advanced mathmatics class,

maybe someone can help me out.  whats the odds that the

difference between the highest number and lowest is less than 21?

10/15/2008
Lotto
24-31-32-33-35-40

9/29/2008
Lotto
30-34-37-38-46-50

9/24/2008
Lotto
21-24-32-33-35-37

that's 3 in the last 10 draws

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 Posted: October 16, 2008, 7:06 am - IP Logged

Every combo has the exact same chance as showing. Given enough time, even 1-2-3-4-5-6 will show. It's just not it's time yet.

In your last example of 21-24-32-33-35-37, how long before that same exact combo will show again? A very very long time.

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 Posted: October 16, 2008, 8:26 am - IP Logged

I've noticed that when the illinois lotto gets above 3 or 4 million

they sometimes draw some unusual numbers

to this day, i'm convinced the fix is in to inflate the grand prize

which in turn brings in more players

...................

it's been 18 years since my last advanced mathmatics class,

maybe someone can help me out.  whats the odds that the

difference between the highest number and lowest is less than 21?

10/15/2008
Lotto
24-31-32-33-35-40

9/29/2008
Lotto
30-34-37-38-46-50

9/24/2008
Lotto
21-24-32-33-35-37

that's 3 in the last 10 draws

Looking at this very quickly, and perhaps not seeing the entire picture, this is what I see now.

First, if the Lotto consists of balls numbered from 1 to 50, then the difference between the

high ball drawn and the low ball drawn varies from 5 to 49.  1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5  -  6 = 6 - 1 = 5 and

1 - x - x - x - x - 50 = 50 - 1 = 49. So, the differences for a Lotto consisting of 6 balls are:

5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,

37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48, and 49. Counting each difference yields 45 differences.

Finally, the PROBABILITY of a Lottery using balls 1 to 50 with a DIFFERENCE LESS THAN 21 IS:

P = (5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20) OR 16 DIFFERENCES /  ALL 45 DIFFERENCES

= 16/45

= 35.5%

It appears to me that nearly thirty-six percent of the time you will see a difference of less than

21.

Scanning yesterdays results shows the following had drawings where the difference was less

than 21:

Wed Oct 15, 2008:

Illinois Little Lotto:                      18   35  17

Illinois          Lotto:                      24   40  16

Kentucky Win For Life:                 12  27  15  (Don't know anything about the "Win For Life" games.)

Multi-State Win For Life:              12  27  15

Virginia Win For Life:                     12  27  15

Ephesians 3:20

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 Posted: October 16, 2008, 9:42 am - IP Logged

just talked to another player after mentioning this to him.   He uses this as an example.

shuffle a deck of cards

the chances are the same as dealing out six consecutive black number cards including the ace.

try it... not gonna do that too many times out of a hundred.

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just seems kinda shady, they could toss a low number in there to kinda make it look good.

guess they want all the marbles.

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going back to the math, let me give this a try

first number can be any............52/52   let's assume it's 26

second number 20 above or below 26, lets assumer it's 6 givin us the low   40/51

third has to be 7 to 25, 19/50

fourth 18/49

fifth  17/48

sixth 16/47

let's multiply all these fractions

52/52 * 40/51 * 19/50 * 18/49 * 17/48 * 16/48

1.32 Percent chance?  or 75:1 odds?

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after checkin the history, going back to the beggining of the lotto game

i checked the first year of draws,   the actual times i counted a difference of 20 or less was THREE out of 52  roughly six percent

would like to hear others input and math on this

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