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January 06, 2004

TechTip: Lotto Numbers

Where do you get your "lucky numbers" from? This thought was triggered by a post over at Da Goddess which lists her lotto / lottery numbers. I have often joined in a pool at work and someone will ask: "What numbers do you want?". Does it matter? I just pull out a little random number generator and run it. I even have a nicely formatted one liner:

perl -e 'print "Lotto #: ", int(rand(43) + 1), "n"'

The other thing that got me thinking was watching:

It Could Happen To YouIt Could Happen To You

where the jury believed in a vision of a dead man and a strange wedding story (do they have juries in divorce trials in the USA?) help to select lotto numbers.

Do you have "lucky numbers"?

[Note: Lotto has 44 number here, hence the 43 (+1) to make 44.]

Posted by Ozguru at January 6, 2004 06:00 AM


I used to think my lucky number was "3" but wonder of wonders, I've played numerous combinations of the number 3 and it's always the lottery that wins my $3 U.S. dollars :-)

Posted by: Cindy at January 6, 2004 07:01 AM

So why didn't I win? I wanted to come visit you!

Posted by: Da Goddess at January 6, 2004 07:01 AM