On the probability of sequences in the Genoese lottery
The Genoese lottery was the first number lottery, and as such drew much attention from 18th century mathematicians. Its chief expositors were Nicolas Bernoulli and Euler. Euler himself devoted at least five papers to the subject: E412, E600, E812, and E813, as well as this one. Here Euler investigates the probability that various sequences of numbers will be drawn.
Original Source Citation
Mémoires de l'académie des sciences de Berlin, Volume 21, pp. 191-230.
Opera Omnia Citation
Series 1, Volume 7, pp.113-152.