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Probability to Win Lottery Puzzle
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You are participating in a lottery and for winning you must correctly pick six balls which are chosen out of a collection of forty nine numbered balls.

lottery probability problem

What is the probability of winning the Lottery?

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First Lets see the total possible outcomes of choosing 6 balls from 49 balls.
49C6 = 49!/[(49-6)!*6!]
49C6 = 49*48*47*46*45*44*43!/[(43)!*6!]
49C6 = 13983816
Only one of the total 13983816 outcomes are favourable for winning the lottery
So the probability of winning is 1/13983816

eldhose Said:Posted On 2015-07-07

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