By The Numbers (Oct. 9)

    The average age at which Italians leave their parents’ home. In the United States, only 10 percent of people between the ages of 25 and 35 live at their parents home.

    p. **23 percent**
    The percent of married couples who met while in high school and college, according to a study conducted in the 1990s.

    p. **$220,000**
    The amount that a Minnesota woman was ordered to pay six top music labels for copyright violations. A federal jury found her guilty of illegally sharing over 1,700 songs.

    p. **699**
    The amount that the average Massachusetts resident spends on lottery tickets each year. In Virginia, $200 are spent on the lottery per person.


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