Americans Lacking Basic Understanding of Probability Disappointed by Powerball Results

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TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Thousands of Americans lacking a rudimentary understanding of probability and statistics had their dreams crushed on Wednesday night after learning they hadn’t won Powerball’s record $579 million jackpot. The two winning tickets were purchased Missouri and Arizona, leaving many other Powerball players frustrated at what they perceived to be an unjust outcome. Leslie Jackson, a nurse from Tampa Bay,…