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Math Formula Wins $13 M in Lottery

This was a popular post that I’m bringing back for the entertainment and educational value. This article below brings up a very interesting situation. What do you do if your gut tells you a news story can’t be true, but the story cites experts and you aren’t an expert, plus the story is on an official news web site, in this case, news.au. Here’s the story:

lotterydons1pa_228x204MOST of us believe winning lotto is down to the luck of the draw. But a syndicate of university professors and tutors in Britain thought it could also be related to the principles of mathematical probability….
A syndicate of mathematics professors in Britain develop a formula for picking lotto numbers. .. they win $13 million. … The syndicate then set up a computer program to check the numbers every week. It took four years and a total outlay of $8700, but on Saturday, the formula succeeded. Matching the winning numbers and the bonus ball, they hit the jackpot. .. The syndicate, made up of 17 staff members at Bradford University and College, bagged the big prize by using two boxes, 49 pieces of paper and a large amount of brainpower. (News.au)

Here is the method they used:

Instead of each member randomly choosing numbers or relying on birthdays and significant dates as they had done this time they came up with an unbeatable formulae. All 49 numbers were written on pieces of paper and placed in one box. Each syndicate member in turn then picked out six numbers, until eight lines were filled, using 48 of the 49 numbers. The remaining number was then used to start a new line by the next syndicate member, who picked from a second box where the pieces of paper already drawn had been placed. As a result each number appeared at least twice in the syndicate’s 17 lines, with four numbers appearing three times.
( mailonsunday)

The article is misleading. The formula / method they used did not increase their odds. There is always a 1 in 13.98 million chance of winning. You can’t increase those odds because the motion of the balls in the machine is random.

As one commenter put it:

This is a simple system that anyone could have used. It has no more to do with any ‘mathematical formula’ than sticking your finger up your nose.

Here is the real scoop on lottery math:

In a typical 6/49 game, six numbers are drawn from a range of 49 and if the six numbers on a ticket match the numbers drawn, the ticket holder is a jackpot winner–this is true no matter the order in which the numbers appear. The probability of this happening is 1 in 14 million (13,983,816 to be exact).

Don’t email Dr. Jordan or myself because you think one of us knows a secret formula for increasing your chances of winning the lottery.

It is the year 2019 and no one has won again with this formula, despite it being described on several sites. As you can see from the comments in this post, it’s not for lack of interest. If it worked, it would have worked again by now again. My view is that the group won by luck alone, not due to the formula.

Yes, it is true that a math formula won, but not because of the formula, just because they got lucky, like any other player might.

 

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Xeno are you Dr.John? both have the same image. Anyway I am not interested in a get rich quick method as many are(no offense to previous posts, it’s just my opinion that education is the way to go for stability). I am purely interested in physical science and theories of matter etc. I am curious if you are working on other projects and If I can aid in research as I am always interested in research as a hobby. I am also interested in building my skills with programs like Octave,Python,MAtlab etc. Currently I am using MIT opencourseware to learn… Read more »

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Xeno. The ability to discern when things are same or different. Very true. I have a winning formula and still it cuts down the changes of winning from in the 9 million odd or something to in the one hundred thousand odd. Must remember the result when flipping a coin People should serve their community and not be told things for free. I really enjoyed the hunt for a formula and it probably took me 24hrs all up to find it. I wonder if it’s a skill I could use to better serve my community? Do u know. PS Me… Read more »

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You are an excellent troller, listing theories to back up your outlandish claims.

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Please help me to get three numbers for Ghana national lotto game . 5/90 lottogame

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I am Miguel Florentino from New Mexico do not follow the tips all the lottery winner tell you they use cause it a big lie, cause the secret is spiritual voodoo. I was introduced to this spiritual voodoo priest called Dr. Soula and i was told he can help win the lottery I never believe it cause the distance where he satay is very far, He is from Africa and i see no reason to believe that this really but my friend out of alot of debt i still have to do it so as to pay back and sort… Read more »

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Emmanuel Anderson.

Hi Xeno,

Many thanks to you for such web site; can you please tell me the next five numbers after these 49-7-66-26-69 in 5/90 lotto?.

JOe B
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JOe B

The lottery is not pure chance as some would suggest. Each ball is unique and because of this one is more likely to come out of the chute. Also, you can use past history of winning numbers provided the balls are never changed to get a better idea as to what numbers will come up. There are other behaviors to examine. For instance in the Powerball (united States) very seldom does the power ball match with any of the winning numbers. I believe developing a formula that incorporates recent history of three to six months and including other factors such… Read more »

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Hi great Xeno, I found your formula too weird because I applied it in 5/90 games and got a near outcomes, would you permit me to work with you. Please reply.

Thanks.

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Big H (Young Lotto Winner)

Lol that doesn’t even look like Britain, we use ¬£¬£ not $$ truth is no one can predict when they will win, it’s all coincidence.

Emmanuel
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Emmanuel

Hi Xeno

How do I fix numbers in your formula to get next draw win?.

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timi

can u solve a 5|90 lottrey

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Twoceez

I know a formular smack ur self a couple of time’s, the number of times it hurt’s “play those numbers”

Jamuna
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Jamuna

I bought The Lotto Black Book Larry Blair … even he promise or guranteed the money back i have not win any and did not gave my money back.

Stop buying lies from scam be smart guys don’t let anyone fool you.

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you guys are full of [crap]!

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Corné

most people believe the lotto is simple game of luck . do you really think so if this 17 people didn’t tried this method than they wouldn’t had won . i tried a method of maths too with 10 balls . once i matched 5 and other time i matched six balls. So ask yourself do you relly thought this is luck . it’s your opinion if you believe it is luck . i don’t freaken care atleast i know it took me hard work to get there to match 5 balls and six balls. So i disprove luck with… Read more »

Dumb American
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Dumb American

how many 100s of other syndicates employed “maths” to win at the lottery? My guess is 14 million divided by 8,700. or about 1,600 synidcates. huh?

taymah
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taymah

there are no formulas to the lottery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you guys are full of it!!!!!!!!!!

adefila
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adefila

forget that one if the formular work how do i apply it to forecast premier lotto in nigeria game period

arjay001
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Hint: (look for the secret word in this post) The formula only works when it predicts the future. Preticting the future using math is a life long goal requirering years of study. If your able to master it you don’t need the lottery. This sums it up. ” The syndicate then set up a computer program to check the numbers every week.? It took four years and a total outlay of $8700, but on Saturday, the formula succeeded. ” Looks like way less then 0.5% to me. They had the education, resorces, time and money to make it happen. Did… Read more »

kay
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kay

I know its not a plan one can use and effective means to regularly to achieve means for a week and do long investment that will pay up all bills in future, I have friends but I think most outside country and some here, you sometime afraid to relate with people them not drag you into trouble, sometimes people may think you and your friends are doing fraudulent activities together and you might not know the work people do before relating to them to do petty work for them, its just little hint, please I am sorry if I am… Read more »

kay
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kay

okay, i will keep on trying may be one day i will get there but please never say my questions are much,does those values requires programming knowledge,all those yen euro symbols,x:86:23. If it is not compulsory then I believe I will get it one day but if its compulsory to be computer programmer I dont know how difficult it will take to pay for programming course, and one will atleast wants to make money in legitimate way if others are doing wrong things,I cant join because Good name is better than Gold

kay
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kay

Please I have tried getting some journal on bolzman and I understand the concept,but law thermody and relationship with gas,however,please can you help me with those x:86:23 and fn t,Euro and yen symbols, please dont judge me,just remember those challenges i told about,people I need to care for and goin to school to study medicine,cant do this cause nobody is there to support.Dad dead and mother old,young ones there please help with hint,will not be proud,please it wont cost you anything, u can mail my box please

ay
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ay

Cheng and Xeno can U please help,my result is without those Currency character, please other values are useful, please Will this alone s=k ln W * lottery numbers / g! be good. Please give little hint if I am wrong!

kay
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kay

Please does it mean that the formula is not working again? or still okay for 5 of 90 lotto

kay
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kay

Xeno, I really enjoyed reading every comments here but i need your help,please give me hints on this 5 of 90 lotto, please picking of my lotto numbers must come after 845178 years,i must remove the randomness and chaos to use the formula effectively, please my number must not be generated randomely, please help Special one with hints i am making mistakes

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ay

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LG300G

Someone I have forgotton to add; my mind works in wonderfully frustrating ways which sometimes leave me confused with an answer, but no process. However, placing importance on the path of the hopscotch has always seemed much more important than is given credit. It really boggles my mind. Anywho, I sincerely hope this dartboard of a forum-like website has not met it’s end. That’d just be a shame :/. Also, what’s your idea on “magic bits” Xeno, Cheng? I had a funny in a good way feeling when I stumbled upon this website. Not for the lottery, money or the… Read more »

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