Patrick B. answered • 06/03/19

Math and computer tutor/teacher

And if you continue the experiment , you will get two wins within 300 trials. So it all averages out per the LAW OF LAW NUMBERS a.k.a Law of Averages.

You can simulate this experiment in excel. Use the formula =RandBetween(1,300)

Now choose any integer number you wish to designate as the "winning" number, say 77.

So if you generate 1000 random such integers between 1 and 300, you can see how many times

the designated number (77 in this case) appears as the winner.

I did just that and got 20 wins out of 4500 trials which is 0.00__4 __ while 1/300 = 0.00__3__

The cell containing the # of wins is located in cell J234 just below the table of data.

Cells A1:T225 contain random integers between 1 and 300. That's 4500 random integers.

THe name of the spreadsheet is lottery 300, and I uploaded it in the resources section for your perusal.

You can simulate it , so as to convince yourself.