English Title

Reflections on a singular kind of lottery called the Genoese lottery

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

812

Original Language

French

Archive Notes

This work was read to the Berlin Academy in 1763, but only appeared in print in 1862 as part of the Opera postuma.

Content Summary

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, and Euler himself devoted five papers to the subject: E338, E412, E600, and E813, along with this one. Here, Euler determines the probability that a particular number is drawn.

Published as

Collection article

Published Date

1862

Written Date

1763

Original Source Citation

Opera Postuma, Volume 1, pp. 319-335.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 1, Volume 7, pp.466-494.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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Mathematics Commons

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