Numbers: Mar. 22, 1999

2.5 million Estimated number of people betting on the NCAA tournament in online pools

280 Total online gambling websites

1 in 75 million Mathematical odds of predicting all 63 NCAA games correctly

$85,125 Amount raised by House Speaker Denny Hastert's political-action committee, Keep Our Majority, in all of 1998

$350,000 Amount raised by the PAC in the first two months of 1999, since Hastert became Speaker

$175,400 House Speaker's salary

$383 million Taxpayer money spent every year on rescuing boaters, hikers and campers

$63.15 Average amount spent by rescue services on a stranded hiker

$150 Amount a climber is charged to...

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