unLucky Dip?

Here’s something that I often wonder about when buying a lottery ticket: Is the National Lottery’s Lucky Dip algorithm truly pseudo-random, or is it rigged to pick from a pool of statistically/historically less-likely numbers? Further more, who regulates the algorithm, and is it independently tested?

The same goes for those online Flash ‘scratchcard’ games.

By Phil Wiffen

Phil is an IT Professional working in Cambridge, England. He generally blogs about useful solutions that he comes across in his work/play.

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