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May, 1991 The Genoese Lottery
D. R. Bellhouse
Statist. Sci. 6(2): 141-148 (May, 1991). DOI: 10.1214/ss/1177011819


The number lotteries that are in abundance today derive from a lottery run in Genoa in the seventeenth century. The origins of the Genoese lottery are traced, and the earliest known probability calculations on it are given. What is probably the first American connection to the Genoese lottery is also given.


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D. R. Bellhouse. "The Genoese Lottery." Statist. Sci. 6 (2) 141 - 148, May, 1991.


Published: May, 1991
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

zbMATH: 0955.01563
MathSciNet: MR1127862
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/ss/1177011819

Keywords: Combinations , history of lotteries , lottery patents , number lotteries

Rights: Copyright © 1991 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.6 • No. 2 • May, 1991
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