Each lottery ticket has 6 numbers and you win a top prize if your 6 numbers match the 6 numbers chosen that week.
What is your chance of winning the top prize? Is buying lottery tickets a waste of money?
If the problem seems difficult, a good problem solving technique is to try simple cases. The Lucky Numbers problem provides a simple case to try.
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You can experiment by changing the numbers of balls in the interactivity on the NRICH website at: http://nrich.maths.org/7238