Maximum Entropy, Parallel Computations and Lotteries
Cox, S.J., Daniell, G.J. and Nicole, D.A. (1998) Maximum Entropy, Parallel Computations and Lotteries. In, Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications 1998 (PDPTA 1998) , 1252-8.
By picking unpopular sets of numbers in a lottery, it is possible to increase one’s expected winnings. We have used the Maximum Entropy method to estimate the probability of each of the 14 million tickets being chosen by players in the UK National Lottery. We discuss the parallel solution of the non-linear system of equations on a variety of platforms and give results which indicate the returns achieved by a syndicate buying a large number of tickets each week.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > Electronic & Software Systems
|Date Deposited:||30 Sep 1999|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 13:39|
|Contributors:||Cox, S.J. (Author)
Daniell, G.J. (Author)
Nicole, D.A. (Author)
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