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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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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

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Nice page, especially since you discuss the mathematics of it rather than just how lotteries work.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi;

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.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi MathsIsFun,

It is an engrossing and absorbing page.

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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