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Lottery Drawings Often Have Consecutive Numbers

by David M. Bergman (University of New Orleans)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
January, 1994

Subject classification(s): Discrete Mathematics | Combinatorics | Probability
Applicable Course(s): 2.7 Finite Math | 4.4 Combinatorics

There are few random processes more avidly watched than the state lottery drawings in which six numbered balls are chosen from a set of forty-four.

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