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Making sense of Powerball data

Collecting data on the Powerball lottery depends on one’s perspective. Of course, for anyone who purchased a ticket, the first set of data points would be the winning numbers – checking to see if the numbers on the ticket match the winning numbers. 1,017 more words

Descriptive Statistics

Losing the Lottery

Power Ball has been the most recent inspiration for many to invest, hoping to win millions. On Wednesday, we learned that a lady in Massachusetts did just that–she had the only winning ticket. 150 more words

Dice

When playing Russian Roulette
There can be no denial
That a man may be lucky for a while,
And yet
As the chamber spins
His sins … 37 more words

Books

Playing the roulette wheel of (mis)fortune

It is well known that playing casino games can lead to ruin (at least financial ruin) if the gambler is not careful (e.g. putting all or a substantial portion of his/her wealth on the line with the goal of beating the casino). 1,416 more words

Gambling Games

The probability of breaking the bank

What is the likelihood of a gambler winning all the cash in a casino? A better question is: what is the likelihood of a gambler losing all the money he or she brings into the casino? 1,629 more words

Introduction To Statistics

An Internal Barometer of Truth

The seemingly incongruous juxtaposition, the often wildly unexpected pairing of two or more images and/or concepts: This is where Surrealism draws much of its power to affect consciousness, and The Question and Answer Game is no exception. 425 more words

Q&A Game

There is No Luck but God

A very common phrase these days is, “Good luck!”. While it’s a nice, feel-good thing to say, this phrase doesn’t really fit with the Catholic faith. 869 more words

Catholic Insights