This morning on the local NPR news, there was a piece about the lottery. One of the multi-state lotteries (like Powerball or MegaMillions or one of those...I don't play so its hard to keep track) is changing the number of balls you have to match.
The reporter said, "This will increase the odds of winning from 1 in 78 million to 1 in 135 million."
Isn't that a decrease in the odds of winning? It increases the odds against you winning.
Okay, maybe this is nit picky, but it still struck me as odd.
"The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math." Unknown (anyone here know?)