|Posted: December 5, 2010, 6:40 pm - IP Logged|
Re-wording the question slightly to "How many drawings before 2/3rds of the numbers are drawn?"
a few definitions
block size -- number of (sequential) drawings to consider at once
block count -- number of complete blocks in the draw history of size block size
nums rmvd -- average quantity of numbers removed per block
source data: Lotto Texas 6/54
period: 04/26/2006 ~ 12/04/2010
|block size||block count||nums rmvd|
A block size of 1 always removes 6 numbers (by definition).
A block size of 2 can remove 12 unique numbers, but often (2 out of 3 times) there will be a repeat, so the average is 11 and a piece.
To remove a full 2/3rds of the numbers (36 of 54) takes on average only 10 drawings.
So probably even fewer drawings to remove 2/3rds on a 6/49 game.
[They've changed the game matrix and format a few times. This is the most recent incarnation]
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