Too Many Winners

Too Many Winners

Mathematics can actually help you to avoid what happened in the ninth week of the National Lottery, after it started in 1994. Just nine weeks after the National Lottery was launched in 1994 an incredible event occured. Amazingly, 133 people had chosen the correct six numbers so that even though the jackpot was a fantastic £16,293,830, each winner went away with a paltry £122,510.

To see why this was no accident, read the article by Marcus du Sautoy explaining it at :

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/eureka/article6900959.ece