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**The broad question is this:**

*Is the probability of my next scratch off purchase being a winner reduced by choosing to purchase the ticket from the same store that just won?*

My contention is that my chances are not affected by this fact; that it's an independent event. I've attempted to explain this with a simplified scenario, but am not having great success.

The idea is not fully fleshed out, so you can make some reasonable assumptions. Finite number of tickets; multiple, but small number, of jackpot winning tickets; finite number of stores, etc.

So, who's right? A small bet is on the line! Thanks!