Published January 8, 2016
Articles on Reuters and the Associated Press about Powerball, which has soared to more than $800 million, the largest U.S. Lottery jackpot ever, quotes Jeffrey Miecznikowski, associate professor of biostatistics in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions, who compared the odds of winning, one in 292 million, to counting the drops of water in the ocean, or grains of sand in the world. “We can imagine those things. It’s near impossible,” he said. The articles appeared in more than 1,500 print, television and radio news outlets around the world, including The New York Times, ABC News, England’s Mirror, Fortune magazine, The Washington Post, Salon, Yahoo News and U.S. News & World Report.
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