If the overall odds of winning a prize on an instant scratch ticket are 1 in 10, how come someone bought ten tickets and didn win?

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If the overall odds of winning a prize on an instant scratch ticket are 1 in 10, how come someone bought ten tickets and didn win?

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The odds are calculated by taking the total number of tickets printed divided by the total number of prizes available. Where the prizes end up when the tickets are printed is determined by random, computer generated formulas. Although any particular string of ten tickets may not produce a winner, there is just as much possibility that another string of ten tickets could produce several winning tickets.

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