Posted by Steve Cochrane on July 28, 2000.

I have read through the mathmatical justifications for the Lotto systems posted here and can't say I understand them completely. The thing that I really don't get is - what difference does it make what happened in past lotto drawings? Statistics theory as I learned it says that in an honest game every lottery combination has equal probability, each time regardless of what happened before. If that's true why wouldn't a play of 1,2,3,4,5,6 be as likely an outcome as anything generated by the lotto software programs?

Follow Ups:

- Binomial distribution formula, probability, past, number of trials
**Ion Saliu***8/05/2000.* - Lotto combination of 1 2 3 4 5 6 has a very low standard deviation
**Frank***7/29/2000.*- Lotto combination 1 2 3 4 5 6 has equal probability?
**Steve Cochrane***8/04/2000.* - Many lottery players play religiously lotto combinations like 1,2,3,4,5,6
**Ion Saliu***7/29/2000.*

- Lotto combination 1 2 3 4 5 6 has equal probability?
- Thank to lottery players who play lotto combination 1,2,3,4,5,6!
**BigJer**

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