Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Cracking the Scratch Lottery Code

Fascinating look at a potential flaw in some scratch ticket games and how a geological statistician living in Toronto figured it out. It does not seem like he's the only one to figure out the flaw:
Consider a series of reports by the Massachusetts state auditor. The reports describe a long list of troubling findings, such as the fact that one person cashed in 1,588 winning tickets between 2002 and 2004 for a grand total of $2.84 million.
You wonder if the lucky winner was a MIT grad or Whitey Bulger. Interesting stuff.

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