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Professor Aaron Tenenbein explains the statistical probability of Robert Bailey winning the New York Lottery by playing the same numbers for 25 years

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Excerpt from the The New York Times -- "Aaron Tenenbein, a statistics professor at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, estimated Mr. Bailey’s odds would have been 1 out of 115,385. 'It doesn’t matter if he’s playing the same number; it’s still the same chance,' Mr. Tenenbein said. In other words: 'It’s pure luck.'"

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