Posted on August 04, 2000.
In Reply to: Lotto info and skip string analysis posted by Ed Meier on August 03, 2000.
• Yes, it appears you are an amateur, indeed. Lotto wheeling is different from permutation.
Lotto means combinations: The order of the numbers does not count. A lotto combination or drawing always appears sorted, that is in ascending order.
Sets where the order DOES count are known as permutations and arrangements. The arrangements are also known as m permutation n. For example, the trifectas at horse racing, where the finishing order is very important.
You need to read everything again, thoroughly this time around. If the same ideas persist in your mind, just forget about my approach, my lottery software, and my-everything-else. As posted previously, I don't want anybody torture themselves with my gambling, lottery, or probability ideas. I am at peace with myself because the vast majority of those who use my lotto and lottery software find it helpful and useful.
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