1 Mar 2020

Probability out the door with big Lotto prizes

From Sunday Morning, 8:51 am on 1 March 2020

People rationally understood that their chances of winning last night's $50 million Lotto Powerball prize were slim, to say the very least, but the concept of probability tends to go out the door when it comes to big Lotto prizes. Professor Marc Wilson is from Victoria University's school of psychology. He joins the show to explain why we are so driven to buy tickets for the 'big one', despite the fact the odds become even more astronomical than they normally are in weeks such as this.

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