Examining the Halo Effect in Lotto Games
The "Halo Effect" occurs when lotto ticket sales are unexpectedly high following a large jackpot. An examination of the Powerball lottery finds evidence that the halo effect exists and that it is the result of bettors exchanging prize winnings for new tickets.
|Date of creation:||Aug 2005|
|Publication status:||Published in Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 14:4, March 2007, pp. 307-310.|
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- Scott, Frank A, Jr & Gulley, O David, 1995. "Testing for Efficiency in Lotto Markets," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 33(2), pages 175-188, April.