Dreams do come true - for some

This article can be used at the time of introductory probability or when using lotteries as an example of expected outcomes. Students could discuss the likelihood of various aspects of the article (what is the probability one would remember the numbers from a dream?!). In thinking about ESP, one might consider how many other people buy tickets with beliefs about their numbers. Of course we only hear the story about the winners!

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