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Lotto Losers (Posted on 2007-04-23) Difficulty: 3 of 5
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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Hints/Tips re: some selections (spoilers) | Comment 7 of 9 |
(In reply to some selections (spoilers) by jduval)

OK - Looking at Vernon's and Justin's comments I realize the error in my logic.   4 of the set (29-31,37,41,43,47) are taken by A and V which leaves F only able to choose 2 from that set not the other way around.  I figured this originally then second guessed my self out of it.

Also the combo 37-41 should be 36-41 which can then be eliminated by the 36 that Charlie picked.

and so A picked 39-34, V picked 43-48, leaving B with 12,15,18,24,27,29.

Now let's see if I can finish.

Edited on May 30, 2007, 1:11 pm

Edited on May 30, 2007, 1:24 pm
  Posted by jduval on 2007-05-30 12:57:50

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