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Resource ID: #15283
Subject: Lotteries
Source: NBC News Dateline
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Date: March 1, 1998

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Dateline's investigation of the giant sweepstakes company American Family Publishers shows that what you see in all those mailings is not what you get. The fine print says, the odds are determined by the number of entries. Dateline asked the company for true odds. After working on it for over a week it finally sent this: "for the big prize - the chances are anywhere from 100 to 200 million to one." That is worse than almost any lottery in the land.

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