## randomness

**Andrew Stickland**finds out that, when it comes to probability, our instincts can lead us seriously astray.

**John Haigh**explains why lotteries are the way they are.

**John Haigh**thinks that perhaps the publicity surrounding the lottery has enhanced the nation's numeracy.

**Jon Walthoe**explains why Benford's Law says otherwise, and why tax inspectors are taking an interest.

**Geoffrey Grimmett**explains how probability is at the heart of it all.

Numbers like Pi have no repeating pattern. So just how accurately do we know what it is?