The only lottery I care about right now is the housing lottery. Editor’s warning: mentions of violence.

Happening in the World: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele and the New Ideas party won a supermajority in Congress. Bukele won reelection on February 4 with 84.7% of the vote, and the New Ideas party won 54 of 60 congressional seats. The vote count has been slow, raising concerns about Bukele’s electoral reforms reducing the number of congressional seats. The president is widely popular due to his attacks on violent crime, but his undemocratic moves have alarmed critics, who believe he may seek to alter the constitution and remain president for a third term. (Associated Press)

Happening in the US: A Washington DC man who believed he won $340 million in the Powerball lottery is suing the company after the ticket was found to be printed in error. He is suing for damages, including the amount of the jackpot, plus any interest he would have earned. The man, John Cheeks, told the BBC that he is hopeful about the outcome of the lawsuit, saying “I know the justice system will prevail.” His lawyer said that if he is not awarded the money, he deserves damages for the negligence of the lottery company in generating technical errors. (BBC)

Happening in NYC: NYPD found human remains on subway tracks in the Bronx on Saturday. A leg was discovered on the tracks for the 4 train at 167th Street around 1:30 pm. An investigation into who and where the leg came from is underway by medical examiners. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 21, Columbia Law School is hosting a talk “Youth Shaping Rights: A Dialogue with the 2024 Obama Foundation Scholars on Human Rights Leadership.” The event will take place from 12:10 to 1:10 pm in Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107. Register here.

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