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StatisticsQ&A LibraryPowerball As of this writing, the Powerball lottery is run in 44 states. Winning the jackpot requires that you select the correct five different numbers between 1 and 69 and, in a separate drawing, you must also select the correct single number between 1 and 26. Find the probability of winning the jackpot.Question

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Powerball As of this writing, the Powerball lottery is run in 44 states. Winning the jackpot requires that you select the correct five different numbers between 1 and 69 and, in a separate drawing, you must also select the correct single number between 1 and 26. Find the probability of winning the jackpot.

Step 1

In Powerball lottery, the winning of jackpot is done by selecting five different correct numbers between l and 69 and in other selection by drawing a correct single number between 1 and 26.

In the first selection, there are 69 numbers and 5 numbers are selected. That is, n=69 andr=5.

*Combination Rule:*

There are *n *different items and *r *number of selections and if the selections are made without replacement, then the number of different combinations (order does not matter counts) is given by,

Step 2

Substitute 69 for ‘*n’* and 5 for ‘*r’*, then the number of different possible for winning the jackpot with five different correct numbers between l and 69 is,

Step 3

In another drawing, a single correct number between 1 and 26 is selected. This can be done ...

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