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What are the odds of this happening? DJ Last edited by DJ Dubovsky; 09122002 at 03:43 PM. 
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I would say the odds are pretty steep! ...looks pretty fishy to me as well. I bet there are a lot of winners though!

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Well, there are only a thousand possible permutations in the NY threenumber draw, and two draws a day, so there was a one in five hundred chance that 911 would come up in one of Wednesday's two draws. It just seems more weird than that because everyone's been so focused on the date. Sorry to come over all prosaic ... Will there really be so many winners? I'd have thought it was verging on the tasteless to pick 9/11 as your lottery numbers... trivialisation and all that. But I guess you never know... Leah 
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Tasteless it really is. If the machines had not stop accepting 911 bets, there could have been more than 15,000 winners. Let's just hope they would contribute some to the 911 funds.

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If there happens to be 911 winners, I'll really be scratching my head. Ed 
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I think you're right Greg. But before the first one is drawn, you have 2 chances. So I think Leah is correct also. (But what do I know?) I never learned New York math. Ed 
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Yes, but you're only focusing on the odds of drawing 9 1 1 as the numbers. Now add the odds of that number landing on the exact same day as the numbers pulled. That's getting into Probability and Statistics and that's where I think the odds are astronomical. Because you've suddenly added 365 days of the year to that calculation. Does that make sense? DJ 
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Ed  The odds of getting any number is going to be 1 in 1000 regardless of what was drawn before...like flipping a coin if you flip the first time and get heads you still have a 50/50 chance of getting heads the next time...I guess!!?? We need a statistic expert! What if you had 1000 draws in a single day? Would your odds then be 1 in 1? I guess it would be if you did not allow the same number twice... : DJ  I'm going to wrap my brain around that one...not that 2 glasses of wine are going to help! 
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Yup, I think I'll join you in that wine. This is getting complicated. On further study, I believe the odds still remain the same. However it was interesting. Oh we forgot to factor in the fact that it was New York also. DJ 

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