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2014-07-31 09:02:24 AM  
...and 37. And -all- combinations are rare combinations.

/stating the obvious
 
2014-07-31 10:42:49 AM  

show me: ...and 37. And -all- combinations are rare combinations.

/stating the obvious


Math is too hard for most people.
 
2014-07-31 10:42:53 AM  
In before someone has to explain the odds of random draws.

I fear I may be too late at the time of posting.
 
2014-07-31 10:43:08 AM  
You know who else played a lottery with German lives?

/just getting this out of the way
 
2014-07-31 10:47:20 AM  
1.  2.  3.  4.  5.
 
2014-07-31 10:47:26 AM  
media.nj.com

Approved
 
2014-07-31 10:47:35 AM  
Imagine how super-duper wacko rare it would have been if the super number would have been 14!!11!
 
2014-07-31 10:47:47 AM  
s15.postimg.org
 
2014-07-31 10:49:24 AM  
Three people won, they must all suck at math.
 
2014-07-31 10:49:41 AM  
www.brianjeremy.com
 
2014-07-31 10:50:01 AM  
Ask the guy that's been hit by lightening 10 times how those odds feel?
 
2014-07-31 10:52:18 AM  

special20: Ask the guy that's been hit by lightening 10 times how those odds feel?


Yeah, how do you have so many random run-ins with a rogue stylist who pins you down and dyes your hair.
 
2014-07-31 10:54:02 AM  

special20: Ask the guy that's been hit by lightening 10 times how those odds feel?


But after the 9th time, his odds of getting that 10th are the same as everyone else getting their first.  Also, improbable does not mean impossible.
 
2014-07-31 10:56:45 AM  
Sequential combinations are indeed more rare than nonsequential combinations.  All math "geniuses" in the thread are fired and laughed at.  Laughed at hard.
 
2014-07-31 10:56:50 AM  
I'd love for 1,2,3,4,5,6 to come up and all the hundreds of thousands of idiots who choose those numbers going to claim their grand prize of 20 euros. When the odds are millions to one and all numbers are equally likely, at least use some which are unlikely to be chosen by someone else.
 
2014-07-31 10:57:35 AM  
4 8 15 16 23 42
 
2014-07-31 10:57:52 AM  

show me: And -all- combinations are rare combinations.


this

tell someone who plays the lottery religiously that they might as well play 1 2 3 4 5 6 7  and they will tell you "but that combination will never win!"

/hmm...i wonder what the mega jackpot is up to....
 
2014-07-31 11:00:13 AM  

trappedspirit: Sequential combinations are indeed more rare than nonsequential combinations.


yes.  true.  but is a particular sequential combination any more or less likely to be chosen at random than a particular non-sequential combination?

it's the exact same combination i have on my luggage
 
2014-07-31 11:01:42 AM  
Three Lucky Germans is the name of my sousaphone trio.
 
2014-07-31 11:02:29 AM  
FTFA: At the time, a spokesman for the lotto corporation told the Bild newspaper the draw was a "once in a thousand-year result".

Isn't every combination a once-in-a-thousand-year result?
 
2014-07-31 11:02:29 AM  
They use numbers from 1 to 100 on those balls?   If this is not true just change the numbers and recalculate...

The odds that five will be in the same sequence are (1/100)^4.  If you include increasing and decreasing (1/50) x (1/100)^3.  Actually all of these are an over estimate as this assumed they must occur in order.  5! (five factorial) is 120 so there is a 120 ways to do it.  Oh wait.  We are actually using 6 balls and can have one number out of sequence which vastly increases how many ways we can do this.  Hey they would have written this article for 3,5,7,9,11,37 or 1,1,1,1,1,37 or a zillion other ways that would impressed someone.    If the numbers match the numbers given a few years ago or in another country's game that too would have been noticed.  Maybe the same person will win twice in a row. The odds are dropping to near certainty that someone will be writing an article on some coincidence on the lottery.

Actually the real idiots are the people who chose 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.    If you win with those you split your winnings with a zillion other people.  If you use a sequence without an obvious pattern the odds are much more likely that you will win it all.  Remember every sequence is just as likely to win.  Then again, those who know math tend not to play...
 
2014-07-31 11:02:36 AM  

drxym: I'd love for 1,2,3,4,5,6 to come up and all the hundreds of thousands of idiots who choose those numbers going to claim their grand prize of 20 euros. When the odds are millions to one and all numbers are equally likely, at least use some which are unlikely to be chosen by someone else.


Well, according to TFA: This is not the first time such an unlikely combination has turned up in the German lottery scores. In April 1999, the lottery numbers were 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 26. So, there's that.
 
2014-07-31 11:02:56 AM  

Unobtanium: You know who else played a lottery with German lives?

/just getting this out of the way


a lot of people's numbers were up

screenplay:  a survivor plays his/her tattoo numbers and wins the German lottery

and dies the next day
 
2014-07-31 11:06:15 AM  

show me: ...and 37. And -all- combinations are rare combinations.

/stating the obvious


Someone with a basic knowledge of math will tell you all combinations are equally likely.  Some one with a better understanding of math will tell you some numbers are better than others.
 
2014-07-31 11:08:21 AM  

tripleseven: special20: Ask the guy that's been hit by lightening 10 times how those odds feel?

Yeah, how do you have so many random run-ins with a rogue stylist who pins you down and dyes your hair.


well... she's hot. so there's that...
 
2014-07-31 11:08:58 AM  
I hated odds and all that in the higher math classes that I did.  :|
 
2014-07-31 11:08:58 AM  

stonicus: special20: Ask the guy that's been hit by lightening 10 times how those odds feel?

But after the 9th time, his odds of getting that 10th are the same as everyone else getting their first.  Also, improbable does not mean impossible.


I was told there would be no math.
 
2014-07-31 11:09:51 AM  
That can't be right...
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-31 11:11:36 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: They use numbers from 1 to 100 on those balls?   If this is not true just change the numbers and recalculate...

The odds that five will be in the same sequence are (1/100)^4.  If you include increasing and decreasing (1/50) x (1/100)^3.  Actually all of these are an over estimate as this assumed they must occur in order.  5! (five factorial) is 120 so there is a 120 ways to do it.  Oh wait.  We are actually using 6 balls and can have one number out of sequence which vastly increases how many ways we can do this.  Hey they would have written this article for 3,5,7,9,11,37 or 1,1,1,1,1,37 or a zillion other ways that would impressed someone.    If the numbers match the numbers given a few years ago or in another country's game that too would have been noticed.  Maybe the same person will win twice in a row. The odds are dropping to near certainty that someone will be writing an article on some coincidence on the lottery.

Actually the real idiots are the people who chose 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.    If you win with those you split your winnings with a zillion other people.  If you use a sequence without an obvious pattern the odds are much more likely that you will win it all.  Remember every sequence is just as likely to win.  Then again, those who know math tend not to play...


Lottery doesn't care about the order in which the balls come up. Also, there are only 49 balls, not 100, and you pick 6. The odds are 1 in 13,983,816
 
2014-07-31 11:17:20 AM  
Looks like they are getting a refund from the stupid tax.
 
2014-07-31 11:19:45 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Actually the real idiots are the people who chose 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. If you win with those you split your winnings with a zillion other people. If you use a sequence without an obvious pattern the odds are much more likely that you will win it all. Remember every sequence is just as likely to win.


This.
I do like you take on splitting it with other people, but I would still take it just the same.   I doubt that anyone who wins the lottery would immediately complain that they had to split it.

Unless it's like Bruce Almighty, where SO MANY people won that each of them only got a few dollars.
 
2014-07-31 11:27:08 AM  

trappedspirit: Sequential combinations are indeed more rare than nonsequential combinations.  All math "geniuses" in the thread are fired and laughed at.  Laughed at hard.


The picture in TFA shows the numbers coming up in a non-sequential order 9 37 12 10 11.
 
2014-07-31 11:29:30 AM  
I choose my lottery numbers based on the birthdays of family members so I'm sure to win someday.
 
2014-07-31 11:41:27 AM  

kidgenius: TheMysteriousStranger: They use numbers from 1 to 100 on those balls?   If this is not true just change the numbers and recalculate...

The odds that five will be in the same sequence are (1/100)^4.  If you include increasing and decreasing (1/50) x (1/100)^3.  Actually all of these are an over estimate as this assumed they must occur in order.  5! (five factorial) is 120 so there is a 120 ways to do it.  Oh wait.  We are actually using 6 balls and can have one number out of sequence which vastly increases how many ways we can do this.  Hey they would have written this article for 3,5,7,9,11,37 or 1,1,1,1,1,37 or a zillion other ways that would impressed someone.    If the numbers match the numbers given a few years ago or in another country's game that too would have been noticed.  Maybe the same person will win twice in a row. The odds are dropping to near certainty that someone will be writing an article on some coincidence on the lottery.

Actually the real idiots are the people who chose 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.    If you win with those you split your winnings with a zillion other people.  If you use a sequence without an obvious pattern the odds are much more likely that you will win it all.  Remember every sequence is just as likely to win.  Then again, those who know math tend not to play...

Lottery doesn't care about the order in which the balls come up. Also, there are only 49 balls, not 100, and you pick 6. The odds are 1 in 13,983,816



There are 13,983,813 combinations in a 6/49 lottery.  Of those, only 44 are sequential.  The lottery was drawn everyday, a sequential pick would happen, on average, every 870 years or so in that particular game.

With the large number of lotteries [citation needed] held all over the world, I would guess a sequential pick would happen once every few years or so, and quite frequently for Pick 3 / Pick 4 type games.
 
2014-07-31 11:43:27 AM  
Alex, "What are Jerry Sandusky's favorite numbers?".
 
2014-07-31 11:44:02 AM  

maxx2112: kidgenius: TheMysteriousStranger: They use numbers from 1 to 100 on those balls?   If this is not true just change the numbers and recalculate...

The odds that five will be in the same sequence are (1/100)^4.  If you include increasing and decreasing (1/50) x (1/100)^3.  Actually all of these are an over estimate as this assumed they must occur in order.  5! (five factorial) is 120 so there is a 120 ways to do it.  Oh wait.  We are actually using 6 balls and can have one number out of sequence which vastly increases how many ways we can do this.  Hey they would have written this article for 3,5,7,9,11,37 or 1,1,1,1,1,37 or a zillion other ways that would impressed someone.    If the numbers match the numbers given a few years ago or in another country's game that too would have been noticed.  Maybe the same person will win twice in a row. The odds are dropping to near certainty that someone will be writing an article on some coincidence on the lottery.

Actually the real idiots are the people who chose 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.    If you win with those you split your winnings with a zillion other people.  If you use a sequence without an obvious pattern the odds are much more likely that you will win it all.  Remember every sequence is just as likely to win.  Then again, those who know math tend not to play...

Lottery doesn't care about the order in which the balls come up. Also, there are only 49 balls, not 100, and you pick 6. The odds are 1 in 13,983,816


There are 13,983,813 combinations in a 6/49 lottery.  Of those, only 44 are sequential.  The lottery was drawn everyday, a sequential pick would happen, on average, every 870 years or so in that particular game.

With the large number of lotteries [citation needed] held all over the world, I would guess a sequential pick would happen once every few years or so, and quite frequently for Pick 3 / Pick 4 type games.


Yeah, but these didn't even come up sequentially.

The lottery lists the numbers sequentially after a draw.
 
2014-07-31 11:52:29 AM  

kidgenius: maxx2112: kidgenius: TheMysteriousStranger: They use numbers from 1 to 100 on those balls?   If this is not true just change the numbers and recalculate...

The odds that five will be in the same sequence are (1/100)^4.  If you include increasing and decreasing (1/50) x (1/100)^3.  Actually all of these are an over estimate as this assumed they must occur in order.  5! (five factorial) is 120 so there is a 120 ways to do it.  Oh wait.  We are actually using 6 balls and can have one number out of sequence which vastly increases how many ways we can do this.  Hey they would have written this article for 3,5,7,9,11,37 or 1,1,1,1,1,37 or a zillion other ways that would impressed someone.    If the numbers match the numbers given a few years ago or in another country's game that too would have been noticed.  Maybe the same person will win twice in a row. The odds are dropping to near certainty that someone will be writing an article on some coincidence on the lottery.

Actually the real idiots are the people who chose 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.    If you win with those you split your winnings with a zillion other people.  If you use a sequence without an obvious pattern the odds are much more likely that you will win it all.  Remember every sequence is just as likely to win.  Then again, those who know math tend not to play...

Lottery doesn't care about the order in which the balls come up. Also, there are only 49 balls, not 100, and you pick 6. The odds are 1 in 13,983,816


There are 13,983,813 combinations in a 6/49 lottery.  Of those, only 44 are sequential.  The lottery was drawn everyday, a sequential pick would happen, on average, every 870 years or so in that particular game.

With the large number of lotteries [citation needed] held all over the world, I would guess a sequential pick would happen once every few years or so, and quite frequently for Pick 3 / Pick 4 type games.

Yeah, but these didn't even come up sequentially.

The lottery lists the numbers sequentially ...



I meant that one's lotto ticket was sequential.  There's only 44 ways to do that.  The drawing can be in any order.

Actually drawing the numbers in sequential order given a 6/49 lottery . . . 1 / 10,068,347,520 for any given sequence, or 1 / 228,826,080 for any sequence..
 
2014-07-31 11:55:46 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: trappedspirit: Sequential combinations are indeed more rare than nonsequential combinations.  All math "geniuses" in the thread are fired and laughed at.  Laughed at hard.

The picture in TFA shows the numbers coming up in a non-sequential order 9 37 12 10 11.


1) Draw numbers
2) Sort
 
Xai
2014-07-31 12:08:43 PM  
Did no-one else realise this was hosted by Nina Azizi?

Seriously - her name would be N.azizi on the credits.....
 
2014-07-31 12:19:32 PM  

medius: Unobtanium: You know who else played a lottery with German lives?

/just getting this out of the way

a lot of people's numbers were up

screenplay:  a survivor plays his/her tattoo numbers and wins the German lottery

and dies the next day


Isn't that ironic, dont'cha think?

/It's like Raaaiiiin...
 
2014-07-31 12:21:46 PM  
Didn't 9 1 1 come up for New York's Pick-Three on the 1st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks?
 
2014-07-31 12:25:38 PM  

durbnpoisn: TheMysteriousStranger: Actually the real idiots are the people who chose 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. If you win with those you split your winnings with a zillion other people. If you use a sequence without an obvious pattern the odds are much more likely that you will win it all. Remember every sequence is just as likely to win.

This.
I do like you take on splitting it with other people, but I would still take it just the same.   I doubt that anyone who wins the lottery would immediately complain that they had to split it.

Unless it's like Bruce Almighty, where SO MANY people won that each of them only got a few dollars.


You mean like the instance mentioned in the farking article?  You don't need to resort to a fictional movie God to illustrate it:

"So many winners claimed the five-number win that the prize was a mere €194."

The moral of the story:  if you are stupid enough to play the lottery DON'T PICK A SEQUENCE.
 
2014-07-31 12:29:23 PM  

Xai: Nina Azizi


p5.focus.de
That old broad can handle my balls anytime.
 
2014-07-31 12:39:36 PM  

maxx2112: kidgenius: maxx2112: kidgenius: TheMysteriousStranger: They use numbers from 1 to 100 on those balls?   If this is not true just change the numbers and recalculate...

The odds that five will be in the same sequence are (1/100)^4.  If you include increasing and decreasing (1/50) x (1/100)^3.  Actually all of these are an over estimate as this assumed they must occur in order.  5! (five factorial) is 120 so there is a 120 ways to do it.  Oh wait.  We are actually using 6 balls and can have one number out of sequence which vastly increases how many ways we can do this.  Hey they would have written this article for 3,5,7,9,11,37 or 1,1,1,1,1,37 or a zillion other ways that would impressed someone.    If the numbers match the numbers given a few years ago or in another country's game that too would have been noticed.  Maybe the same person will win twice in a row. The odds are dropping to near certainty that someone will be writing an article on some coincidence on the lottery.

Actually the real idiots are the people who chose 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.    If you win with those you split your winnings with a zillion other people.  If you use a sequence without an obvious pattern the odds are much more likely that you will win it all.  Remember every sequence is just as likely to win.  Then again, those who know math tend not to play...

Lottery doesn't care about the order in which the balls come up. Also, there are only 49 balls, not 100, and you pick 6. The odds are 1 in 13,983,816


There are 13,983,813 combinations in a 6/49 lottery.  Of those, only 44 are sequential.  The lottery was drawn everyday, a sequential pick would happen, on average, every 870 years or so in that particular game.

With the large number of lotteries [citation needed] held all over the world, I would guess a sequential pick would happen once every few years or so, and quite frequently for Pick 3 / Pick 4 type games.

Yeah, but these didn't even come up sequentially.

The lottery lists the numbers s ...


I think your number of sequentials is wrong.  You're looking at 6 straight numbers, but this particular case was 5 sequential and a 6th non sequential ball.  Using 5 numbers, there are 45 sequential orders, but also that 6th ball which would have 44 possibilities.  Meaning, for this particular 5 sequence, there are 1980 sequentials (not taking order into account).
 
2014-07-31 12:49:34 PM  

special20: Ask the guy that's been hit by lightening 10 times how those odds feel?


Or hit by lightning, even worser.
 
2014-07-31 01:11:49 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: special20: Ask the guy that's been hit by lightening 10 times how those odds feel?

Or hit by lightning, even worser.


...cuz YEAH!
 
2014-07-31 04:19:58 PM  

show me: ...and 37. And -all- combinations are rare combinations.

/stating the obvious


Yeah, i like how the article said "extremely rare lottery draw." All combinations are equally rare!  This shouldn't be surprising to anyone.
 
2014-07-31 04:21:49 PM  
It's not "extremely rare" - its exactly as "rare" as every other random 6 lotto balls have.

I think its weirder that three people had picked those numbers :D
 
2014-08-01 02:58:06 PM  

MattyBlast: Didn't 9 1 1 come up for New York's Pick-Three on the 1st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks?


yes.
http://www.snopes.com/rumors/lottery.asp
 
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