10 11 51 52 62 18 : Planet Money If those had been the winning Powerball numbers, this would have been our last show. Instead, the story of the oldest lottery we could find and of the man who outsmarted the odds.

10 11 51 52 62 18

10 11 51 52 62 18

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The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball will be more than $1.5 billion. On today's show, the story of Queen Elizabeth's 1567 lottery. (It didn't go well.) Also the story of a man who has won multiple jackpots. (Luck had nothing to do with it.)

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