It is a fact the Florida lottery uses 21 ballsets and 7 machines for the Pick-3 and Pick-4 draws, they randomize the rotation of ballsets and machines. In my opinion this makes 147 unique digit generation systems weaving their draws throughout the results. Nothing at all to do with what I was talking about in that other thread where I was wrong.
I think they do this to make prediction as hard as possible, others think something else, whatever helps you sleep at night, right?
When we talk about random in lotto it is often to say anything can happen even the one digit ball being drawn a hundred times in a row or not for a hundred draws. Talk is cheap.
Reality is extremes while interesting are not the way to bet and often cause deceptive avarages. True Average, Median and Mode are what you really want to be looking at. I'm sure the math scholars can tell you what they mean and how to use them if you were asleep in high school math class (I know I was stupid 7am bus pickup).
Sometimes really random things simulate non-random patterns, we're only talking about columns of ten possible digits each. Visable patterns have to form, often do and continue like waves forming, raising and breaking. Even with the lottery's attempt to rotate ballsets and machines simular patterns emerge. You don't have to see them or look for them, but some people claim to see them and I can't prove they don't. BobP