The actual problem is stated as follows:
The chance of getting hit by lightning is 1 in 600,000. In the lottery you will play, you'll chose 6 numbers out of the first 30. Do you have a better chance of getting hit by lightning or winning the lottery?
To me, I feel like this problem is ambiguous and has left out some needed things. For example, wouldn't we need to know the total population when trying to find the chance of getting hit by lightning? And for the lottery wouldn't we need some more information as well?
My first thought was that this is an unanswerable question. If this is true, could I just make up some arbitrary numbers? And if I can, what would that look like in this case?