# Difficulty in interpreting Wikipedia's analogy for Ludwig's statement of Second Law of Thermodynamics

I'm familiar with the first and second laws of thermodynamics. I was reading Wikipedia, specifically, Boltzmann's statement of the SLOT and the following caught my attention. To quote:

Consider two ordinary dice, with both sixes face up. After the dice are shaken, the chance of finding these two sixes face up is small ($1$ in $36$); thus one can say that the random motion (the agitation) of the dice, like the chaotic collisions of molecules because of thermal energy, causes the less probable state to change to one that is more probable. With millions of dice, like the millions of atoms involved in thermodynamic calculations, the probability of their all being sixes becomes so vanishingly small that the system must move to one of the more probable states. However, mathematically the odds of all the dice results not being a pair sixes is also as hard as the ones of all of them being sixes, and since statistically the data tend to balance, one in every 36 pairs of dice will tend to be a pair of sixes, and the cards -when shuffled- will sometimes present a certain temporary sequence order even if in its whole the deck was disordered.

I've understood everything before this paragraph. But I don't exactly understand which "state" they are referring to (in the part that I've boldened).

My understanding of the above situation is that the probability of both faces up with sixes actually decreased (from $1$ (certain) to $1/36$), and thus the "state" of both sixes being up actually became less probable - which is contrary to the paragraph's statement.