Why we keep playing the lottery | Curio

Why we keep playing the lottery

24 mins | Jun 25, 2019

Statistically speaking to have a 50% chance of winning the lottery you need to buy a ticket 86 million times. With odds so small, how can it be that more than half of the US population have bought a ticket? Writing in Nautilus magazine, Adam Piore explores the psychology behind the lottery, suggesting that the improbable odds might well be what we are drawn to.

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From Nautilus magazine