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By Jeffrey Brown, Frank Carlson
On this edition for Saturday, Dec. 22, the federal government enters a partial shutdown, the third this year, over disagreement for funding for a border wall. Also, go behind the scenes at NewsHour Weekend as our producers discuss their favorite…
By PBS NewsHour
Multiple people picked the top winning number across Spain. Tickets for the national lottery, which was established in 1973, cost 20 euros (or $23), and many were purchased months in advance.
By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press
A single ticket sold at the KC Mart in Simpsonville, South Carolina, matched all six numbers to win the Mega Millions jackpot.
By Jack Jones, Michael Warren, Associated Press
People tend to overestimate the likelihood of events that have a low probability, like winning the Mega Millions or investing in the next Apple.
By Gretchen Frazee
By Jay L. Zagorsky, The Conversation
Looking at lottery winners approximately 10 years after winning showed they saved just 16 cents of every dollar won.
By Vikram Mansharamani
I don’t gamble in Las Vegas to win money — I expect to lose money, viewing it as the cost of entertainment.
By Paul Solman
As the Powerball pot creeps past $800 million, Making Sen$e asks, what would Voltaire do?…
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…
Margaret Warner from Geneva, press freedom in China and Save to Win lottery programs.
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