in reply to Just Another Lotto Script

As a side note, I am the programmer that writes the code for the maintenance of GA lottery. The upside to that is that I code it in Perl ;).

Even some of the components on the interactive voice response units that playback the winning numbers, make data calls through Perl scripts.


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Re: Re: Just Another Lotto Script
by draper7 (Scribe) on Mar 06, 2002 at 16:45 UTC
      Very interesting. I just need to get you to email me the results :). But that would take the fun out of it.

Re: Re: Just Another Lotto Script
by Juerd (Abbot) on Mar 06, 2002 at 16:58 UTC
    The question that everyone has, but nobody dares to ask: are lotteries really random? {grin}

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    Nabgure bar vs lbh qvq fb jvgubhg ernqvat n znahny svefg.
    -- vs lbh hfrq OFQ pnrfne ;)
        - Whreq

        Yes, I really wonder that. I could take it a step further... is randomness really random after all? For example: Over a period of time things could be random but when does it stop or does it? Say this lottery thing... you have zillions of past results could it be predictable then? Kind of silly but interesting.