Interactive Maps: Which Missouri counties are the luckiest in the lottery?

There are 6 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from Feb 25, 2014, titled Interactive Maps: Which Missouri counties are the luckiest in the lottery?. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

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Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Feb 26, 2014
In many of those games the winners are disproportionately clumped in counties right jammed against the southern border of the state. But not so much with the scratch off games - they clump less demonstrably more in the counties in the middle of the state.

The distribution for all games should be random. This suggests something could be amiss.
FTW

United States

#2 Feb 26, 2014
Fundies R Mentally ill wrote:
In many of those games the winners are disproportionately clumped in counties right jammed against the southern border of the state. But not so much with the scratch off games - they clump less demonstrably more in the counties in the middle of the state.
The distribution for all games should be random. This suggests something could be amiss.
No it doesn't..

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#3 Feb 26, 2014
... show me ...
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Feb 26, 2014
FTW wrote:
<quoted text>No it doesn't..
It does if the data set showing that sort of clumping is big enough, particularly when there's a general trend towards clumping from game to game for many different games along the same border region of the state, and when that does not hold true for scratch off games. There's some real disparities.
FTW

United States

#5 Feb 26, 2014
Fundies R Mentally ill wrote:
<quoted text>
It does if the data set showing that sort of clumping is big enough, particularly when there's a general trend towards clumping from game to game for many different games along the same border region of the state, and when that does not hold true for scratch off games. There's some real disparities.
It doesn't.
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Feb 26, 2014
FTW wrote:
<quoted text>It doesn't.
Can you define "random distribution curve"?

Or are you simply involved in running the lottery in that state and really into blanket denial?

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