In the SuperLottery, three balls are drawn (at random, without replacement) from ten white balls numbered from to , and one SuperBall is drawn (at random) from ten red balls numbered from to . When you buy a ticket, you choose three numbers from to and one number from to .

If the numbers on your ticket match at least two of the white balls or match the red SuperBall, then you win a super prize. What is the probability that you win a super prize?

Guest Jul 22, 2022

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Case 1: Superball

The probability is 1/10, because you choose 1 out of 10.

Case 2: 2 whites

The probability is 1/C(10,2) = 1/45, because you choose 2 out of 10.

Case 3: 3 whites

The probability is 1/C(10,3) = 1/120, because you choose 3 out of 10.

Adding these, you get 1/10 + 1/45 + 1/120 = 47/360.

Guest Jul 22, 2022