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The Lottery Hackers

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Melody Bot

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    This article has been imported from chorus.fm for discussion. All of the forum rules still apply.

    Jason ***one, writing for HuffPost:


    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.

    These kinds of stories suck me in like no other.

     
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  2. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    This is amazing, I'm only at the part where WinFall ends, but I can tell there is a lot more awesomeness to come
     
  3. TerrancePryor

    twitter.com/terrancepryor Prestigious

    Was really confused at why his name was bleeped out at first.
     
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  4. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    so good. my ap stats teacher would love this shit. i also thought all states had the lottery! that's wild.
     
  5. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    I always say "when I win the lottery..." but I've never actually bought a lottery ticket before
     
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  6. teebs41

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Just read this entire thing, great read! But wow that was long. Good for Jerry!
     
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  7. Interesting read. I grew less fond of the players as the story went on.