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Old 31 May 2007, 06:11 AM
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Comment: In The Lottery, you stated that the odds of having 9-1-1 come up as the
winning number were 1 in 1000. I am not a statistician but I believe that
your calculations would be correct if there were only 10 balls each having
a digit from 0 to 9 on it. However, when there is a chance of obtaining a
number more than once I believe that would greatly increase the odds.
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