Retired mathematicians from Michigan have found a way to win 100% in the lotteryBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/retired-mathematicians-from-michigan-have-found-a-way-to-win-100-in-the-lottery.html
Who among us has not dreamed of winning a large sum in the lottery and then living for his own pleasure, not denying himself anything. It turns out that if you don't get greedy and think everything through well, it's not so difficult to get a 100% win. This is what ordinary American pensioners Jerry and Marge Selbee have been doing for many years.
The pensioners lived in their native Michigan, kept a small shop and did not even think about flirting with luck. But one day Jerry saw an ad in the newspaper about a new Winfall lottery and he was attracted by the unusual conditions of the draw.
According to the rules of Winfall, if the jackpot reaches the $ 5 million mark, and no one guesses the 6 cherished digits, then it is divided between those participants who guessed the 5, 4 and 3 digits, in proportion to their luck. Sitting at the cash register of his store, Jerry picked up a pencil out of boredom and began to calculate the chances of winning.
Since Selby had a bachelor's degree in mathematics, it was not difficult for him to calculate that if he purchased 57 tickets worth $ 1,100, then there would definitely be 18 or 19 tickets among them, in which 3 digits and at least one containing 4 digits would match. Each guessed 3 digits will enrich it by $ 50, and 4 — by a whole $ 1,000.
It follows from this that acting in this way, you will not get rich instantly, but you are guaranteed to get twice as much as you invested. The mathematical model was perfect, then it required verification. Pensioners bought $ 3,600 worth of tickets and won 6,300! After making sure that everything was working, they didn't waste any time and started buying Winfall lottery tickets in batches.
Friends have been making money on the lottery for 9 years, having received $ 26 million in winnings during this time. But in 2011, The Boston Globe journalists became interested in large volumes of lottery ticket sales in one suburb of Boston. After conducting an investigation, they came out to retired millionaires, who were immediately visited by representatives of Winfall together with the police. The old men were accused of fraud, and the sale of lottery tickets was temporarily suspended.
But it didn't work out to charge Jerry, Marge and their friends, since they didn't violate any law. The USA is a free country and everyone can buy as many lottery tickets as he wants. When the jackpot was not broken, the chances of winning increased for everyone who had tickets on hand and no one prevented other participants from acting like the Selby couple.
Later it turned out that this method of enrichment was used by a company of mathematics students from the University of Massachusetts. The guys were also not selfish and just organized a "Millionaires Club", which accepted everyone. Of course, one thing united the participants — the jackpot cut from Winfall "according to the purchased tickets".
As for the Selby pensioners, they lost their good earnings, as the lottery changed the rules. But they did not remain in the pocket, so the millions already won rightfully belong to them, and besides, Hollywood became interested in history. Film producers have bought a funny story of enrichment from pensioners and are already writing a script for a feature film.