The law of truly large numbers states that – with a large enough sample, any outrageous thing is likely to happen. So what are the chances of the same person winning a large lottery twice? It depends on your perspective. As the person buying the ticket? Pretty close to zero that you’d even win it once. But if you were the lottery commission and you sold millions of tickets a day, the answer from you is “pretty much a sure thing.”

The law of truly large numbers states that – with a large enough sample, any outrageous thing is likely to happen.

So what are the chances of the same person winning a large lottery twice?

It depends on your perspective.

As the person buying the ticket? Pretty close to zero that you’d even win it once.

But if you were the lottery commission and you sold millions of tickets a day, the answer from you is “pretty much a sure thing.”

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