Lottery Gaps

As of the 23rd May 2022 this website is archived and will receive no further updates. was produced by the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk based in the Statistical Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. The aim was to help improve the way that uncertainty and risk are discussed in society, and show how probability and statistics can be both useful and entertaining.

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Lottery Gaps IconTaking another look at the UK National Lottery, David Spiegelhalter discusses the amazingly long gaps during which some numbers simply never appear. There's further reading at where you can also play with the animation directly.