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posted by JOHN on .
A STATE LOTTERY IS DESIGNED SO THAT A PLAYER CHOOSES FIVE NUMBERS FROM 1 TO 30 ON ONE LOTTERY TICKET. WHAT IS THE PROBABILITY THAT A PLAYER WITH ONE TICKET WILL WIN? WHAT IS THE PROBABILITY OF WINNING IF 100 DIFFERENT TICKETS ARE PURCHASED?

Number of possible combinations of 5 (distinct) numbers out of 30
= 30C5
Probability of winning if n different tickets are bought
= n/(30C5)
where 30C5
=30!/((305)!5!)