jack pot > (44,6)* ticket price

=> (1/(44,6))* jackpot > ticket price

=> P(winning)*jackpot > ticket price > P(losing)* ticket price

=> E(winnings) > 0

sorry for the hassle..!

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or is that the same as saying E(winnings) > 0 ?

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I looked at the issue here http://liveatthewitchtrials.blogspot.com/search/label/lottery

There are links to various papers on the topic ther as well.

Most lotteries have returns of about 50% and you can boost it to nearer 75% if you pick your numbers cleverly.

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