Asked • 06/03/19

If a lottery has 300 tickets, shouldn't I win every 300 times I play?

Suppose I play a lottery that has 300 tickets. I can only buy one ticket per draw. Statistically speaking, shouldn't I win once every 300 draws? Is it more complicated than this? **Edit** This question has generated much more response than I had imagined. Thank you all, for your input and your great explanations. To go into further details: The lottery has 300 tickets. You can buy 1 ticket per draw. Every draw, is all new tickets, so in essence, you can hold 1 out of 300 numbers, at each draw. **Edit** Just to give some funny (not really funny) side info. I have now played 1,104 times, and still have not won anything. I suppose I am EXTREMELY unlucky.

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Patrick B. answered • 06/03/19

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