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Picking same numbers with adjacent vs picking different numbers

Question

We have seen that it is very probable that you will find two numbers adjacent in a winning draw if you have 34 numbers and pick 7. So perhaps you then think it is smart to pick two numbers adjacent when you set up your numbers? Well, let us test.

Check

We do the same as Same numbers vs different, but this time we adjust the same numbers so the pick always include two adjacent numbers.

The cycle is:

  1. Pick 7 numbers to use for the same pick and adjust so it has two adjacent numbers
  2. For each draw pick 7 numbers for different pick, and 7 numbers as the draw
  3. If no one has won, go back to 2.
  4. If someone wins, add to the counter and go back to 1.

As you see, we stop the run when someone wins. And we pick new 7 numbers for each run. The reasoning for this is that you usually do not live long enough to win twice, so this is set up as 1000 different persons trying these two methods to win.

Each run tests 1000 rounds of first winner

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Answer

There is no difference between picking the same numbers each week with adjacent numbers, and picking different numbers each week.

Source

GitHub