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March 31st, 2018, 12:59 PM  #1 
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Absinthe soaked observation follows. On the 2nd to the last paragraph of page 2 at https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/...lottowinners/ The author wrote: Jerry saw that you had a 1in54 chance to pick three out of the six numbers in a drawing, winning 5 dollars, and a 1in1,500 chance to pick four numbers, winning 100 dollars. A bit rusty in my probability stuff and feeling euphoric from absinthe but I get the feeling that those quoted chances are slightly off. Just checked with good old Wikipedia at https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lottery_mathematics and my hammered doubt seemed to make sense. Wish that rolldown feature was available at the booze store that I go to. 
March 31st, 2018, 01:40 PM  #2 
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What is the range of numbers in the drawing?


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