Lottery-linked accounts helped England wage its Nine Years' War in the 17th century. Could it help the rest of us save more money today?
A mathematician looks at the odds.
At first glance, US$1.5 billion seems like a lot of money. But that's before taxes and a tendency for winners to spend it unwisely.
You are now three times less likely to win the big prize. So why don't we run for the hills?
Conservative culture minister Ed Vaizey says 'roughly' the same amount of money is going into the arts as it did under Labour. Is he right?
People who win large amounts of money on lotteries tend to switch their political allegiances towards the right of the political…