Lotto: the player, the game and the stats

If you don't like Ontarians winning so many lottos then move to Ontario.

To the Editor,

Re: BC gets lotto shaft again, Letters, July 26.

A friend once suggested that the probability of winning the lotto was the same as getting a tossed penny into a predetermined one-inch square on a football field divided into one- inch squares.

What is the probability of another letter on lotto from Harold in my lifetime — 100 per cent? What is the probability of his taking a statistics refresher course — zero per cent? What is the probability of his moving to Ontario so that he to can win.

Robert Gunn,

Port Alberni

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