lottery

  • NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
    November 23, 2013  

    Credit unions in four states offer a lottery that gives savers the chance to win small monthly prizes or a yearly grand prize — even if you don’t win you get to keep the money you put in, plus interest. Supporters of this approach say it appeals to low and moderate income households; who have a harder time building assets. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2012  

    You’re 17 times more likely to get hit by falling airplane parts and 50 times more likely to be struck by lightning than win Friday night’s much-hyped Mega Millions lottery drawing. Jeffrey Brown reports on the frenzy surrounding the largest jackpot in history and what some say they’d do if they won the estimated $640 million. Continue reading

  • May 23, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: We received a fascinating email in response to last week’s installment of Tuesday’s Tool$, an … Continue reading

  • May 23, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    We received a fascinating email in response to last week’s installment of Tuesday’s Tool$, an online ‘game’ called “Spent.” Yan wrote: That wasn’t a game, that was more like a questionnaire. (Note: I live in Asia) I still have little … Continue reading

  • July 24, 2009   BY busadmin 

    Question: No one wants to pay higher taxes. But at the same time, many people don’t think twice about spending a few dollars a week on a lottery ticket. Why doesn’t the government set up a National Lottery to supplement … Continue reading