Friday, November 17, 2006


I love wikipedia. Take this article on Lottery Mathematics. I never knew all I needed to do to find the probability of winning the National Lottery was open up Excel (I'd imagine you can do the same in OpenOffice), and put "=COMBIN(49,6)" in a cell. Brilliant. (However, at 1:13983816, I'm definitely not going to waste £1 on a ticket!)

1 comment:

Chris said...

I bought a lottery ticket yesterday for the first time in years. Part of a syndicate at work. I have picked numbers that are bound to win, so by this time tomorrow I will be a millionaire.