Prof Larry Lesser: 6 consec #s in lottery is not as unlikely as you think!

University of Texas El Paso math professor Dr Lesser and I talk about the odds of what just happened in South Africa's Powerball lottery: The five numbers chosen from the main pool (1-50) and then the Powerball (1-20, can be same as one of the other numbers) ended up being consecutive numbers. The first five weren't chosen in consecutive order but the numbers were 5-6-7-8-9-10. What are the chances of a series like that? And is it less likely to get a series like that than something like 2-5-11-17-37-53?

And check out Larry's "The Gambler" song below!



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