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In Depth (Powerball Frenzy) #625433

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 29, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Des Moines: Jim Avila) Powerball Lottery mania examined; problems caused by heavy Powerball demand given. [Powerball Board member Ed STANEK - says there is a lot of stress on the system.] [Computer company president Mike POLIAK - says he wants to take a chance.] [Duke University Professor Charles CLOTFELTER - says sales go up as jackpots go up.] [Clinical Psychologist Dr. Robert BUTTERWORTH - has concerns about people who lose the lottery.] [University of Nevada professor William THOMPSON - gives hints for playing Powerball.]

Reporter(s):
Avila, Jim;
Williams, Brian
Duration:
00:03:30

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