Unformatted text preview: 5 38 1 44 6 6 38 44 43 42 41 40 39 6 5 4 3 2 1 228 7059052 00003229895 F H G I K J F H G I K J F H G I K J = × ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ = = . so the chance of winning $1000 is 1 in 30960.754. The chance of getting all 6 numbers correct is: 6 6 38 44 6 1 44 43 42 41 40 39 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 7059052 00000014166208 F H G I K J F H G I K J F H G I K J = ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ = = . so the chance of winning the Jackpot is trivially one in 7059052. To put this in perspective, the odds that an automobile trip will end in death is about one in four million; therefore, if you jump in the car to drive to the SevenEleven to buy a lottery ticket, the chance of you dying in a traffic accident on the trip is approximately twice your chance of winning the jackpot....
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