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1. The Lottery and Income Inequality in the States (internal link)
Abstract: This article finds that state lotteries foster income concentration, and that states with lotteries have higher levels of income inequality than those states that donít have a lottery.
Resource Type: Article

2. The Odds of Winning at Powerball (external link)
Abstract: How hard is it to win the lottery? How do mathematicians determine the odds for winning? This site explains how to calculate the odds for a game of Powerball.
Resource Type: Website

3. Who Does the Lottery Benefit? (internal link)
Abstract: The goal of this lesson is that students consider some of the arguments against the lottery and how it functions as a regressive tax. The mathematics involved include combinations, permutations, and probability.
Resource Type: Curriculum

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