In the in-box this morning is another exciting book excerpt thanks to Delancyplace. It comes from John D. Barrow's book "100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know."
I mean, who doesn't like doing calculations of the probablility of winning the lottery?:
"The UK National Lottery has a simple structure. You pay £1 to select six different numbers from the list 1, 2, 3, . . . , 48, 49.