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    Question Lotto and Avg. # of tickets.

    I'm trying to make a point about the lottery to a friend. Essentially I'm trying to estimate the average number of tickets that an individual would have to buy before they got a winning ticket, assuming that the odds of any one ticket being a winner are 1 in 146,107,962. How do I calculate that?
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    Ummmmm... Why would it not be 146,107,962?
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