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This segment is part of the Virtual Labs in Probability and Statistics games of chance. The game and some bets are explained and the probabilities developed.
An explanation of the American Roulette game is given. The experiment consists of rolling a ball in a groove in the wheel; the ball eventually falls randomly into one of the 38 slots.
Starting point for people who need an explanation of the game and various hand categories. Example images of the categories of hands are given. Probabilities of the hands are calculated.
The home site for the megamillions lottery which includes ads.
A simulator for powerball. The user buys 2 tickets per week for 1, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 years. Stopping rules can also be set.
The home site for the powerball lottery which includes ads. On the "nine ways to win" at the bottom of the page, the odds are shown.
This wikipedia article lists the lotteries available in each state and includes whether or not the state allows Megamillions and Powerball.
This Wikipedia article focuses on the history of lotteries including in B.C.E. Little to no mathematics is included.
This wiki page outlines formulas using in calculating joint probabilities and provides a dice-rolling example. The formulas range from simple to complex.
This wiki page provides basic conditional probability formulas and discusses the implications of independence and dependence.