The Lottery Hackers - The Huffington Post


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may 2018 by elev8
This was a great fun read, about a couple who worked out how to (legally) win the lottery every time they played it
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march 2018 by fourstar
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march 2018 by h-lame
"Winning millions of dollars seemed as good a retirement plan as any."
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march 2018 by grahams
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The Lottery Hackers

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march 2018 by Raymond1974
Gerald Selbee broke the code of the American breakfast cereal industry because he was bored at work one day, because it was a fun mental challenge, because most things at his job were not fun and because he could—because he happened to be the kind of person who via Pocket
march 2018 by laurajnash
Cash WinFall was possibly more fair than other lottery games, because it attracted rich players as well as poor ones. Instead of taxing only the poor, it taxed the rich too.
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march 2018 by soobrosa
Chapter 1 Gerald Selbee broke the code of the American breakfast cereal industry because he was bored at work one day, because it was a fun mental challenge,…
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march 2018 by zsoltika
Absolutely love this story - The Lottery Hackers
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march 2018 by toddsattersten
Chapter 1 Gerald Selbee broke the code of the American breakfast cereal industry because he was bored at work one day, because it was a fun mental challenge,…
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Chapter 1 Gerald Selbee broke the code of the American breakfast cereal industry because he was bored at work one day, because it was a fun mental challenge,…
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march 2018 by Talbenisty
So perhaps it was only fitting that at age 64, Jerry found himself contemplating that most alluring of puzzles: the lottery. He was recently retired by then, living with Marge in a tiny town called Evart and wondering what to do with his time. After stopping in one morning at a convenience store he knew well, he picked up a brochure for a brand-new state lottery game. Studying the flyer later at his kitchen table, Jerry saw that it listed the odds of winning certain amounts of money by picking certain combinations of numbers.

That’s when it hit him. Right there, in the numbers on the page, he noticed a flaw—a strange and surprising pattern, like the cereal-box code, written into the fundamental machinery of the game. A loophole that would eventually make Jerry and Marge millionaires, spark an investigation by a Boston Globe Spotlight reporter, unleash a statewide political scandal and expose more than a few hypocrisies at the heart of America’s favorite form of legalized gambling.
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march 2018 by NightOwlCity
Gaming the lottery seemed as good a retirement plan as any.
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march 2018 by Anne
This is really good.
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march 2018 by Palafo
Gaming the lottery seemed as good a retirement plan as any.
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march 2018 by lendamico
Gerald Selbee broke the code of the American breakfast cereal industry because he was bored at work one day, because it was a fun mental challenge, because most things at his job were not fun and because he could—because he happened to be the kind of person who via Pocket
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march 2018 by alexdunae
Attn: feature writers. This story!
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The Lottery Hackers
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march 2018 by rubywhite
pick “hot” num
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march 2018 by izgurskii
Saturday morning @highline longread: The Michigan retirees who found a flaw in a lottery game, exploited it to make millions, and battled against a group of MIT…
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march 2018 by mathewi
RT : I love this article. Anytime someone beats a silly system like this using wits and math I applaud them:
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march 2018 by whyitsjeff
11 states made more from the lottery in 2009 than they did from corporate income tax.
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march 2018 by eschew
If no one won the jackpot, Jerry realized, a $1 lottery ticket was worth more than $1 on a roll-down week—statistically speaking.
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march 2018 by maoxian
Chapter 1 Gerald Selbee broke the code of the American breakfast cereal industry because he was bored at work one day, because it was a fun mental challenge,…
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march 2018 by liebo7
This story had my mouth agape for the 20 minutes it took to read. Amazing.
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march 2018 by indirect
Winning millions of dollars seemed as good a retirement plan as any.
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This evening’s bedtime story (via ) how a retired couple games the lottery
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march 2018 by seishonagon