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The California Lottery may be a gamble for players, but for the state, it's a business. Court records show that the Lottery continues selling tickets to its most popular "Scratcher" games even after top prizes have been awarded, leaving new gamblers with no chance of winning those million dollar payoffs. But players have finally been put on notice that if they buy tickets for the most popular games, prizes may already have been awarded. Is America's second largest business advertising falsely to millions of players? We ask attorney Kevin Roddy, whose San Francisco area client routinely bought tickets, and from Nelson Rose, a gambling authority who says it just can't be any other way.
  • Newsmaker: Economic Turmoil in Argentina - Thirty-six million Argentines began life today with a caretaker government after the resignation of elected President Fernando de la R-a. He was driven from office by two days of deadly riots over an economic crisis that has been brewing for years. Andrew Graham-Yooll is Editor-in-Chief of the English language daily Buenos Aires Herald. (Originally broadcast on To the Point, earlier today.)
  • Reporter's Notebook: Crossing Afghanistan, and the World, by Foot In 1972, Dave Kunst became the first person to circle the landmass of Earth on foot. Recently, "the Earthwalker" wrote an account of that trip. It was a perilous journey across Afghanistan from Iran, through the Khyber Pass, into Pakistan and places that have become familiar to others only recently.

The Buenos Aires Herald

California Lottery

Scratcher

The Earthwalker

Producers:
Frances Anderton

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