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Stay unpopular-and get rich quick

Stay unpopular-and get rich quick
Stay unpopular-and get rich quick
It is now widely understood that the only way to increase your winnings in the national lottery is to pick an unpopular set of numbers. Jill Papworth's article (Lucky Break? Don’t leave it to chance, January 27) discusses a few ideas for this. Back in 1998, we used a statistical method, first developed for radio astronomy, and a prototype Windows supercomputer, to analyse the winners in the first two years of the lottery. It gave us surprisingly detailed information about unpopular tickets and attracted academic and press interest. We found the best ticket to be 26, 34, 44, 46, 47, 49—but not if you all follow this advice! Overall, 1, 34, 40, 41, 43, 45, 46, 47 and 49 were all good numbers.
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Nicole, Denis (2007) Stay unpopular-and get rich quick The Guardian, p. 4.

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It is now widely understood that the only way to increase your winnings in the national lottery is to pick an unpopular set of numbers. Jill Papworth's article (Lucky Break? Don’t leave it to chance, January 27) discusses a few ideas for this. Back in 1998, we used a statistical method, first developed for radio astronomy, and a prototype Windows supercomputer, to analyse the winners in the first two years of the lottery. It gave us surprisingly detailed information about unpopular tickets and attracted academic and press interest. We found the best ticket to be 26, 34, 44, 46, 47, 49—but not if you all follow this advice! Overall, 1, 34, 40, 41, 43, 45, 46, 47 and 49 were all good numbers.

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Published date: February 2007
Additional Information: Commentary On: Lucky Break? Don’t leave it to chance, Money Guardian, January 27
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 263581
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263581
ISSN: 0959-3608
PURE UUID: d01cbe77-0ee5-4d95-9e94-9b91e94dc3a6

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Date deposited: 20 Feb 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:43

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Author: Denis Nicole

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