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    wowenglish1 is offline Senior Member
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    old enough to play the lottery

    I would like to know the meaning of the next sentence.
    Can't wait till I'm old enough to play the lottery!




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    freezeframe is offline Key Member
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    Re: old enough to play the lottery

    It's a big class so, if everything else is even, the chances of any one student being called are small (proportional to the class size). Despite the small chance, he ends up being called anyway. He's "lucky".

    A chance of winning the lottery are very slim. The joke is that since he gets called in class even if the chances are small, he might win the lottery too even if the chances are small.

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