Winning Powerball Tickets Sold in Arizona and Missouri, Giving NY Times Chance to Reference Alan Alda

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“The odds of picking the winning numbers in Wednesday’s drawing were longer than the odds of picking an American man completely at random and having him happen to be Alan Alda.”

 NY Times

This supposedly illuminating statistic provides more questions than answers:

Wouldn’t the odds of seeing Alan Alada be the same as seeing any individual?  Or is he out and about at a different frequency?  

What types of places does he frequent?  If Alan Alda buys a lot of tacos, will I have a better chance at winning the lottery because I love tacos?

Is our ability to locate him impacted by whether or not he is wearing his Waldo glasses? 

Where can I find other Alan Alda stats? 

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