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In this video, explore the odds of winning the Powerball lottery and learn what few people realize about their chances of winning: they are miniscule. In the accompanying classroom activity, students create simple lottery models to help them understand the probability of compound events. Though the probability of success at these experiments is better than that of Powerball, students will quickly see that the odds of winning any lottery-type game are seldom in their favor. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.