Factorials, Fortunes and Fallacies
- Extra Reading
“How to win the Lottery (or at least not lose by much)...”
His lecture examines the mathematics behind the lottery – probability theory – and exposes several popular fallacies about it. For example: do you improve your chances of winning by sticking to the same numbers every week, or by swapping? Are your chances improved by avoiding last week’s numbers? Does a random-looking sequence like 4,19,25,27,42,46 have a better chance than a patterned one like 1,2,3,4,5,6?
It also examines strategies and systems for maximizing winnings. What sequence you bet on, and when you bet, do make a difference...
This event was on Wed, 25 Oct 1995
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