But now that luck is being called into question by some who think that winning the lottery four times is more than just a coincidental spell of good fortune.
First, she won $5.4 million, then a decade later, she won $2million, then two years later $3million and in the summer of 2010, she hit a $10million jackpot.
The odds of this has been calculated at one in eighteen septillion and luck like this could only come once every quadrillion years.
The Texas Lottery Commission [said] that [she]… must have been ‘born under a lucky star’, and that they don’t suspect foul play.
Mr Rich details the myriad ways in which [she] could have gamed the system – including the fact that she may have figured out the algorithm that determines where a winner is placed in each run of scratch-off tickets.
That’s not “gaming” that is using science!
This is an interesting story, if it was straight up statistics this could be a good campaign and a way to encourage anyone to pursue mathematics.
Being good at math is like winning the lottery, 4 times!
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Kind of reminds me of Michael Larson, who figured out the “random” pattern of the 80’s game show “Press Your Luck”.. He used science and a VCR to “game” the system.