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I saw a question on Stack Exchange where the poster seemed to be trying to generate valid EuroJackpot lottery numbers. I looked up the official rules, but they are ambiguous. I want to know if the numbers in each group can repeat, (first group is 5 numbers from 1-50. Second group is 2 numbers 1-10.)

This question doesn't seem a good fit for ANY of the Stack Exchange sites I could find. Is there a good place for this question in the Stack Exchange system?

  • If you can't find any sites, you can go to Area 51 and create a site proposal there. – Stack Exchange Tornado Nov 16 '18 at 1:36
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    @Devealte, thanks for the suggestion but that seems like overkill for a one-off question. – Duncan C Nov 16 '18 at 1:42
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    I'm just saying if you can't find any sites. – Stack Exchange Tornado Nov 16 '18 at 1:43
  • @Devealte A topic like this would likely be too narrow for a new site. Also, "there is no site that can accept this" is a perfectly acceptable answer. – Sonic the Introverted Hedgehog Nov 16 '18 at 1:54
  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog Thanks, sadly I can't edit my comment now to your suggestion. – Stack Exchange Tornado Nov 16 '18 at 1:55
  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog, is that the consensus, that there's no good Stack Exchange site for this question? That was my fear. Is this Meta question considered a bad question? I've gotten downvotes for even asking it. – Duncan C Nov 16 '18 at 2:53
  • I can see from the ticket on the Wikipedia EuroJackpot Lottery webpage, yes. – Rob Nov 16 '18 at 2:55
  • No, this question is on-topic. I guess people are downvoting because you didn't supply more details about your intended question, so there isn't enough information to decide. – Sonic the Introverted Hedgehog Nov 16 '18 at 3:03
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    Huh. I thought my intended question was pretty straightforward: Can the 5 1-50 numbers in the EuroJackpot, or the 2 1-10 numbers, have repeats, or is each drawn number removed from the pool of available numbers before the next number is drawn? (Like would be the case with a "bingo machine" containing numbered balls that are randomly selected. – Duncan C Nov 16 '18 at 13:20
  • @rob, you mean the image of the ticket on that page? I don't see any repeated values on those rows of numbers. – Duncan C Nov 16 '18 at 20:48
  • @DuncanC - Rows: B, D & E repeat 03 & 07. --- In the Lottery you propose say the winning number is 01 02 03 04 05, the two bonus numbers can not be one through five; same for any number up to ten - but IF the winning number were 21 22 23 24 25 then any remaining number is OK - that would give you tickets that either couldn't win or numbers that couldn't be chosen, depending upon how you look at it. It is two separate draws, and machines. With one draw, or machine, they'd need to pull 40 balls out to make the second portion of the drawing, or simply throw away draws of 11 -50. – Rob Nov 17 '18 at 2:00
  • @Rob, My assumption is that the set of 5 numbers from 1-50 are drawn from one "fishbowl", and the 2 1-10 numbers are drawn from a second "fishbowl" (or machine.) Thus the examples you point out from the image don't answer the question of whether the group of 5 1-50 numbers must all be unique, or whether the 2 1-10 numbers must be unique. – Duncan C Nov 17 '18 at 4:31

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