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 Lotto Losers (Posted on 2007-04-23)
Seven of our members at Perplexus decided to try their luck on the UK Lottery. They each chose six different numbers from 1 to 49. (None of them chose the same number.)

If all six numbers were drawn, they would win millions; if five of their numbers, plus the bonus came up, they would win a few hundred thousand.

Brianjn chose multiples of three.
Dej Mar's greatest number was ten.
Federico chose primes totalling 150.
Assaf and Vernon each chose six consecutive numbers, Assaf's being higher in value.
Penny chose multiples of seven.
Charlie chose square numbers.

Would you believe these unlucky punters failed to choose a single correct number (not even the bonus)?

If the bonus number was 1, which six numbers came up on the lottery?

 See The Solution Submitted by Josie Faulkner Rating: 4.3000 (10 votes)

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I know that
Brianjn chose 12-15-18-24-27-39
Dej Mar chose 2-3-5-6-8-10
Federico chose 13-17-19-23-37-41
Assaf chose 43-44-45-46-47-48
Vernon chose 29-30-31-32-33-34
Penny chose 7-14-21-28-35-42
Charlie chose 4-9-16-25-36-49
Bonus number was 1.

Now if I only knew how to calculate the winning numbers . . .

ps Thanks Josie I enjoyed trying - even if I couldn't solve it.

 Posted by Vernon Lewis on 2007-04-23 14:27:21

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