In the UK the lottery uses numbers 1 to 49 and a total of six numbers are picked. It has been said may times that there is as much chance of numbers 1 2 3 4 5 6 to be picked as any other random combination.
My question is this:
Let's say that the first 3 numbers to come out are 1,2 and 3. What are the chances of a number between 1 and 10 coming out next Vs a number between 11 and 20?
There are obviously less numbers between 1 and 10 now that we already lost 1 to 3, so surely the probability is that a number between 11 and 20 is more likely? In which case, the chances of a lottery selection of 1,2,3,4,5,6 is less likely than 2,12,21,28,32,47 for example...