The CA super lotto is up to 8,000,000 dollars if you match all six numbers. In order to find out what your expected winnings will be, you first have to find many different combinations there can be to win the super lotto. Then calculate the probability of winning the super lotto. And finally if you end up matching all 6 numbers you win $8,000,000. It cost $1 to play, so what will be the expected winnings?
Process & Solution
The total number of combinations there are possible for a CA Super Lotto Ticket.
When we first started this problem we had to fill out a paper and write down 5 numbers that wouldn't repeat and 1 mega number that could repeat. And then we would have to guess the odds of winning the California Super Lotto.
The probability of having the chance to win the CA Super Lotto.
In the beginning when we first started this problem I didn't really like it because there was so many steps to figure out how to solve each problem and to finally just end with this, it was not my thing.But then once we started to gamble and use probability while playing a card game was fun to experience. What got me to push my self and be able to further my thinking was when we were able to use the cards to be able to find out how the probability of winning the game. What I was able to get out of this problem was how to calculate probability in a more easy and faster way then having to write out the whole math.
I think I would deserve an B+ because I felt I really pushed my self to understand the problem and even though it got hard sometimes, I was just able to ask my table members for help and shed some light on what I didn't understand or just simply asking questions of why they chose that answer and how they found it.