I’m trying to figure out the best way to determine the following:
There is a lottery that draws six numbers from 49. This means that there are a total 13,983,816 possible six number combinations.
I’m trying to determine how many of these 13,983,816 combinations have never had 3 numbers (or more) “come up”.
There have been a total of 1,992 draws since the inception of the lottery.
I have access to all of the data in raw format.
My question is, what is the best algorithim or method to determine the result?
Thank you very much!