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In 2002, Valerie Wilson won $1 million in a scratch-off game (Cool Million) from the New York lottery. Four years later, she won $1 million in another scratch-off game ($3,000,000 Jubilee), becoming the first person in New York state lottery history to win $1 million or more in a scratch-off game twice. In the first game, she beat odds of 1 in 5.2 million to win. In the second, she beat odds of 1 in 705,600.
(a) What is the probability that an individual would win $1 million in both games if they bought one scratch-off ticket from each game?
(b) What is the probability that an individual would win $1 million twice in the $3,000,000 Jubilee scratch-off game?


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