The Incredible Absurdity of How We Award Lottery Jackpots

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You’ve probably heard that Mega Millions has a billion-dollar jackpot as of the end of July 2022. Do you have your ticket yet? (I do!) We’ve all heard the old joke that a lottery is a tax on people who aren’t good at math. That may be true, so let’s see if we can help some of these folks out.

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Jim Fonseca

Jim Fonseca

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Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.