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## Comments

1,503This time I shall go for 1,313,562

2,519639thanks for hosting, I should host one of these as this is the third time I’ve remembered to take part!

@snowhitie when is your next free slot?

2515083198030224618,89615622563094Thanks @stlux

1,935348,928,217

899717,171,777

604877771,520Cheers, I take it we have till the 11th of April 2019 ;) to join this competition.

2,977472307772,124412,330@alldarker Please feel free to share your analysis again of people's guesses of my LEGO House combo number. Your analysis of November's bonusball was highly informative AND entertaining!

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208Reading posts like yours just increase me desire to head to Billund soon...

1,5694811,4521,296So I decided to take this way too seriously and maximise my chances of winning. As a result, my number is

618,440,955which currently gives me a 2.94% chance of winning (versus what would have been an average 1.20% chance of winning with 83 people playing).Of course, not everyone has a 1.20% of chance of winning. For example, poor old @redarmy with his choice of “1” only has a 0.0000003% chance of winning, or 1 in 305,034,585. If he’s planning on beating these odds someday, I hope it isn’t today and is instead on a day he plays the lottery or decides to be involved in a plane crash.

I also thought it would be interesting to create a chart of the number choice distribution just to see how bad humans are at choosing random numbers. Not only were 36 of the 83 numbers chosen under 100 million (despite having over 915 million numbers to choose from), but half of those (18) were

under 1million(although I’m well aware that some of these were joke guesses). The results still demonstrate why it’s always best to choose random numbers for a lottery, because in the very unlikely event you should win, the chances of having to share the prize with someone else are minimised.Oh, and for the record, the next best number to choose now is 398,855,563 if anyone wants it. Or you could just do one more or less than my guess and reduce the chance of me winning by 50% just to annoy me 😊.

Oh… and thanks to @stlux for hosting.

2,147Thanks for hosting @stlux.

639639732,360,128. Last week my combo was quite different again"That suggests that it would be 'quite different' from the others and I think this is why many chose a low number.

:-)

2,147My number choice was quite deliberate. Anyone care to venture the reason as to why I chose that specific number?

:o)

6752951,8651,296225(even if his entry and BobaFett27's entry are technically past the deadline). @stlux has the file I made, so he can check the winner. To be honest, I haven't yet updated my file to remove already given out brick combo numbers. Including those numbers would change the odds very, very, very slightly. Perhaps when I've nother better to do, I'll compile a list of whatever combo's I can find on the internet(including stlux's of course).All in all we had 87 entry's. Just like last time, a huge amount of entries

(37: 42.5%)were in the bracket 1-100,000,000. I have no idea why, but it's perhaps not the wisest choice, given the amount of possible combinations/numbers. Personally, I always wait with presenting the analysis so as not to interfere with people's guesses, but as @brainslugged already showed, there's a definite fear of high numbers. Distribution didn't change much with the last couple of entries.Brainslugged's entry was the most statistically rational: a very late entry, based on 83 other people's guesses, and choosing the number in the middle of the largest available range of non-chosen entries. However, he doesn't have the highest chance of winning: there's three people with a >4% chance of winning, with @BrickByBrick having a chance of 4.8236% of being nearest stlux's combination-number.

2,330Now off to take a picture of my card and announce the winner!

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