## How to Calculate Your Odds of Winning the Lottery

In Canada, there is a lottery called LOTTO MAX.  Basically, you pick 7 unique numbers between 1 and 49.

To calculate your odds of winning the lottery, you need to find how many ways there are to pick 7 unique numbers, in any order, from a group of 49 numbers.

Here is the formula:

= $\frac{49!}{7! * (49-7)!)}$

= $\frac{(49 * 48 * 47 * ... * 3 * 2 * 1)}{(7 * 6 * 5 * 4 * 3 * 2 * 1)(42 * 41 * 40 * ... * 3 * 2 * 1)}$

= $85,900,584$

Therefore, the odds of winning Lotto Max is 1 in 85,900,584.

Good luck!

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