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Old 09-23-2017, 10:27 AM
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Whenever you ask "What are the odds of this?", you have to specify exactly what "this" is. Getting five $1s on those particular five spins? I think the wheel has 20 spaces on it, so that'd be 1/20^5, or 1 in 3.2 million. But when you ask "What are the odds that five spins in a row would all come up $1, at any time in the show's history?", then the odds aren't nearly so long, perhaps somewhere in the vicinity of one in several hundred (I'm not exactly sure how long the show has run, or how many spins they make per day). And if you extend "this" even further, to include similarly-remarkable events on other game shows, it becomes much more likely yet.