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Winning the Lottery

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

What number/s could be drawn?
What are all the possilble draws?
How do you know you have got them all?
How can you tell which version of the lottery is easier/harder to win?
You could use the interactivity to have a go at playing the lottery many times.
 
The following might help you use the interactivity:
 
Use the +/- buttons in the top left hand corner to increase or decrease the number of balls in the Number Tumbler. For example, to simulate the UK National Lottery, increase the number of balls to 49.
Use the +/- buttons by 'Your Ticket' to increase or decrease the number of spaces on your lottery ticket. For example, to simulate the UK National Lottery, increase the number of spaces to 6.
Then click on the numbers in the Number Tumbler to select which numbers you would like on your lottery ticket.
At the bottom of the screen, use the +/- buttons to choose how many draws will be simulated.
Once the simulator is set up, click the 'Simulate lottery draws' button to run the lottery your desired number of times.
The 'Matches black' button marks every time one of the numbers from your ticket was drawn. The 'Sort matches' button rearranges the draws with all your winning tickets together.