# Thread: Lottery expected winnings question

1. ## Lottery expected winnings question

Lotto game where you pay $1 per ticket and choose 6 numbers between 1 and 49 inclusive. If the grand prize is$1,000,000, what is the player's expected winnings if he purchases 1 ticket. (there are no duplicate tickets).

2. Originally Posted by duffy70
Lotto game where you pay $1 per ticket and choose 6 numbers between 1 and 49 inclusive. If the grand prize is$1,000,000, what is the player's expected winnings if he purchases 1 ticket. (there are no duplicate tickets).
1,000,000 Pr(winning) - 1 Pr(not winning)