“I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I saw the ticket and checked it,” she said.
Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has spiked to more than $450 million and is likely to grow. The prize is expected to boost sales this week, but ticket buying has reportedly dropped 35 percent since 2013, which is putting state budgets on the losing end of the lottery system. Ben Leubsdorf of The Wall Street Journal joins Alison Stewart from Washington to discuss the pitfalls of Powerball. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians last year. Bales recalled entering two villages at night and shooting his victims. Also, anti-government protesters in Turkey called for the ousting of police chiefs over their violent crackdown on demonstrations. Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected — as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Also, the Supreme Court decided that police must have a warrant before bringing drug-sniffing dogs on a suspect’s property. Continue reading