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Powerball Probability Question
Awesome!
Friday, June 24, 2022, 2:58 pm - Tucker Black - Mathematics forum

Powerball Probability Question
This is good but there is an error in your calculation. The question was what is the probability two tickets win the same amount (not, match the same number of balls). 0/1 and 1/1 win the same amount ...
Friday, June 24, 2022, 1:17 pm - Tucker Black - Mathematics forum

After how many trials is an RNG considered broken?
The problem is that you are looking at past results, searching for statistics that are far outside their expected values. The only one that matters is frequency of digits drawn (averaging 1 in 10), an...
Sunday, June 19, 2022, 2:32 am - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

Calculating odds
If the terminal picks 5 numbers 7 times independently, then the probability of winning the jackpot is very slightly less, because it's possible to get the jackpot numbers on more than one line. You sh...
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 6:34 am - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

Is it possible to be banned from playing lottery for winning +10 a month?
There's an easy way to win \$10,000 a month. Spend \$20,000 a month on pick 3 tickets. Buy all 1,000 combinations several days a month, and you are guaranteed to win \$10,000 a month. The government won'...
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 6:10 am - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

What are the odds? -- Unusual set of 5/39 QPs (California Fantasy 5)
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 4:58 pm - Tucker Black - Mathematics forum

ODDS problem
You can't predict keno numbers.If you have a set of 15 favorite numbers, of which 6 show up on the board, then the best game to play is 6 spot. If 7 of your 15 favorite numbers show up on the board, t...
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 3:35 am - Tucker Black - Mathematics forum

What are the odds? -- Unusual set of 5/39 QPs (California Fantasy 5)
As you can see in my post above, the probability that the first number is n goes down as n goes up. So the probability of the smallest number of the 5 lines being 2,7,12,15,21 is far less than 1,2,3,4...
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 3:19 am - Tucker Black - Mathematics forum

What are the odds? -- Unusual set of 5/39 QPs (California Fantasy 5)
Probability of the 1st number of a QP being 1 is:1/39*5The reason is if you pick a random number between 1 and 39, the chance of picking 1 is 1 in 39. Since 5 numbers are chosen and then printed in as...
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 3:07 am - Tucker Black - Mathematics forum

Texas Lottery to expand ticket sales at checkout lanes
If he had saved his money instead of spending it on lottery tickets, he would be halfway towards his goal of \$40,000. Sad.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 5:51 am - Tucker Black - Lottery News forum

Who thinks 2nd Chance Drawings are rigged?
What is probability math ? Probability is a branch of mathematics.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 5:41 am - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

Still say it is tampered lottery system!
You need a lot more data than just one drawing where three consecutive numbers were picked to conclude that the game is rigged. The last 1000 drawings would be useful.
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 3:05 am - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

If you lost money in 2019 what will you do or try differently in 2020?
I am referring to the average number of drawings in the future before 357 shows up (1 divided by probability of occurrence in the next drawing).The average number of drawings in the past where 357 was...
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 3:18 am - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

If you lost money in 2019 what will you do or try differently in 2020?
Of course a particular set of numbers will come up eventually. eg pick 3 with the numbers 357. The problem is that the average number of drawings that will occur until 357 is chosen (win \$500 on a \$1 ...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:50 pm - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

Uniform distribution of P3 numbers?
Actually the quality of Excel's RAND() function is pretty good.
Friday, January 10, 2020, 4:21 am - Tucker Black - Mathematics forum

Watch Out!! The Hidden Danger in PA's Millionaire Raffle
I don't understand why are you calling this a hidden danger . That's simply not true. You either win or you lose. The end. If it's dangerous to be one off then either don't play or learn some logic so...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 5:51 pm - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

Watch Out!! The Hidden Danger in PA's Millionaire Raffle
That's my point, that you don't know that your losing scratch-off ticket was attached to a jackpot winner. The end result is the same, though... you lost.The player whose ticket was one off (a ludicro...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 5:46 pm - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

Watch Out!! The Hidden Danger in PA's Millionaire Raffle
What difference does it make if your ticket number is one away from the winner? They pick a ticket at random to win, and you either have that ticket number or you don't. It makes no difference whether...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 4:23 pm - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

In stock market there are lots of people who can calculate exactly when to buy
I forgot to include the quote:Original Post by Cmoore50 You got me thinking..A card counter in blackjack waits until the deck is rich in 10's and aces and then increases his bet size accordingly. What...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 6:45 am - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

What are Odds & Probability ?
odds = 1 divided by probabilityprobability = 1 divided by odds Take a fair coin flip for example. The probability of getting heads is 1/2. The odds of getting heads is 1/(1/2)=2 (i.e. the denominator ...
Monday, September 2, 2019, 10:25 pm - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

Supermarket lottery games
How could the lottery possibly sneak random winners from different towns? That's a conspiracy theory.Self-pick or QP, the tickets are purchased in advance, and then the winning numbers are chosen at r...
Friday, August 30, 2019, 12:43 am - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

repeat numbers in indiana
With enough lottery games held every day in so many states, it's not hard to find one with repeats. It's random. If every lottery game never had repeats, it would indicate the numbers were being chose...
Friday, August 30, 2019, 12:23 am - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

How to Train Your Excel File to Play the Lottery
Hi I'm back. Glad to see that people still remember me. :)The correct statement is not there is no connection between the static and the future . That makes no sense. What is the static ?The correct s...
Thursday, August 29, 2019, 9:58 pm - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

World Lottery Association president urges veto of warning labels
It makes no sense to sue a restaurant when it was the employee who drank the liquor, and then drove drunk. Sue the employee. But that's not deep pockets.
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 3:48 am - Tucker Black - Lottery News forum

Book "Beat The Odds In The Lottery"
The conditional probability of a particular number showing up in the next drawing has nothing to do with whether it was drawn in a previous drawing. All the drawings are independent of one another, wi...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 9:36 pm - Tucker Black - Lottery Discussion forum

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