August 2, 2007 9:50 AM Subscribe
Statistics/Lottery question; Please settle this argument between a friend and I about the Florida state lotto.
posted by boyinmiami to Grab Bag (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Which strategy has better odds (or are the odds equal) of winning the lotto if
a. you play the same 6 numbers every week?
b. you play "quick pick" where 6 random numbers are picked.
If you do pick an answer, would you please explain the reasoning behind it?
A friend of mine swears the answer is A, and compares it to "monkey writing Shakespeare", as if a monkey keeps typing on a type writer, sooner or later, what he writes will make sense?
What do you guys think?
thanks in adavance