Skip to content
  • Your lottery odds are worse than you think

    The Boston Globe - 07/22/2016

    “Reasonable consumers would not equate a tie with a win,” said Mark Gottlieb, the executive director of Northeastern University School of Law’s Public Health Advocacy Institute, which opposes lotteries as a regressive tax. “In most games and sports there are three categories for play outcomes: wins, losses, or ties. When the payout is equal to the wager, that is a tie. Nobody has won.”

    The lottery defends its calculations, and said players are well aware that winning back the original bet is counted as a win.

  • Cookies on Northeastern sites

    This website uses cookies and similar technologies to understand your use of our website and give you a better experience. By continuing to use the site or closing this banner without changing your cookie settings, you agree to our use of cookies and other technologies. To find out more about our use of cookies and how to change your settings, please go to our Privacy Statement.