Every so often we get people asking lottery type questions, so I thought I would make a page to try to help them understand how chance works etc.
Here is my draft: The Lottery
I would value your feedback, any mistakes you may find, and any suggestions for inclusions.
"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman
Nice page, especially since you discuss the mathematics of it rather than just how lotteries work.
Nice page. I did not know about the spinner, great animation!
In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.