NY Lottery weirdness yesterday

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    Yesterday, the Cash3 winning number for New York was 9-1-1, isn't that strange?

    So many people played those numbers that the system locked out many other people trying to play those numbers once too many people played those numbers. Weird.
     
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    Wow very weird.
     
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    Was the payout $9.11 as well?
     
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    Maybe $91.10.
     
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    Well here's the odds and payouts:

    Note: Minimum bet - $0.50. Straight/Box payouts differ on whether straight or box is hit, payouts and percentages based on total possibilities.

    Formula for Total Possibilities - 10x10x10 = 1,000

    Straight -- Possibilities - 1 -- Odds - 1::1,000.00 -- Payout - $500.00 -- Percentage - 50.00%
    3 Way Box -- Odds - 1::333.33 -- Payout - $160.00 -- Percentage - 48.00%
    6 Way Box -- Odds - 1::166.67 -- Payout - $80.00 -- Percentage - 48.00%
    3 Way Straight/Box -- Odds - 1::333.33 -- Payout - $490.00 -- Percentage - 49.00%
    6 Way Straight/Box -- Odds - 1::166.67 -- Payout - $490.00 -- Percentage - 49.00%
    Front Pair -- Possibilities - 10 -- Odds - 1::100.00 -- Payout - $50.00 -- Percentage - 50.00%
    Back Pair -- Possibilities - 10 -- Odds - 1::100.00 -- Payout - $50.00 -- Percentage - 50.00%
     
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    Rigged? I think so.
     
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    Wow, I'm glad they have an engineer on hand to explain that the chance of picking one number out of 1000 is 1 in a 1000. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
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    A few years ago, here in Milwaukee, on Halloween, the pick 3 numbers were 666. Kinda spooky.
     
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    Mike, Christ:

    The probability would be 1:365,000, but that is still not really significant, since any combination of a specific day and a specific number would be 1:365,000 as well.

    John.
     
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