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Lucky lottery lady outed as Stanford University statistics PhD

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Posted: August 9, 2011, 10:39 am - IP Logged

The coin being flipped 10 times heads you think, may still have a 50/50 chance on the 11th, but what would you personally bet on the 11th?

No math jargon or any other theories, just answer the question honestly. Thanx...

Come on Joker,  I just answered this question for you within the context of Roulette!

http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/234355/2161069


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    Posted: August 9, 2011, 11:38 am - IP Logged

    Come on Joker,  I just answered this question for you within the context of Roulette!

    http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/234355/2161069

    Jimmy, in the link you didn't answer which one, you wrote "Yes" Yest ot what?...red or black?

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      I'm not saying there was any hanky-panky going on but if there was, I would think that rather than her figuring out the algos and all that, it was something much more simple.

      Like a person or persons at the Lottery or at the printing outfit telling his friend that he's sending the winning ticket(s) to his store and the store owner tells the lady to come in and buy that book of tickets and they all clandestinely split the winnings in some manner.

      It's been done before.

      I'd be interested to know if the store owner just happened to move to another country after closing the store.

      And if his name was Patel.

       

      Edit: When I say it's been done before I don't mean this whole scenario but only someone tipping off someone else about where the winning ticket(s) are.

      Edit: When I say it's been done before I don't mean this whole scenario but only someone tipping off someone else about where the winning ticket(s) are.

      That whole scenario happened a few years ago in Indiana.  A security person while verifying a winning ticket just happened to see a secured list for a new game that identified the roll that had a million dollar prize and the store it was delivered to and sent a couple of his buddies to buy the whole roll and cash in the ticket.  It would have worked except one of the guys was dissatisfied with his cut and decided to spoil it for the others by talking.  There's little or no honor among thieves.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: August 9, 2011, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

        More power to the woman, I'm happy for her.Hurray!


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          Posted: August 9, 2011, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

          Jimmy, in the link you didn't answer which one, you wrote "Yes" Yest ot what?...red or black?

          joker17,

          I thought I was being very clear by giving you the link to the coin flip option at

          http://www.random.org/coins/?num=1&cur=60-usd.5000c-gold-buffalo

          When you believe that after 15 Heads, or Red, or whatever, there is some reason for you to choose a particular outcome on the next flip, or spin, you are a victim of the Gambler's Fallacy!

          IT DOES NOT MATTER!

          --Jimmy4164


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            Posted: August 9, 2011, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

            Edit: When I say it's been done before I don't mean this whole scenario but only someone tipping off someone else about where the winning ticket(s) are.

            That whole scenario happened a few years ago in Indiana.  A security person while verifying a winning ticket just happened to see a secured list for a new game that identified the roll that had a million dollar prize and the store it was delivered to and sent a couple of his buddies to buy the whole roll and cash in the ticket.  It would have worked except one of the guys was dissatisfied with his cut and decided to spoil it for the others by talking.  There's little or no honor among thieves.

            These are good points.  To me it's a no-brainer that none of this should be possible.

            If scratch-offs were being administered the way they should be:

            (1) NO ONE would know what lies beneath the material to be scratched off on ANY of the tickets.

            (2) Knowledge of the progress of payouts over time would be restricted to the smallest number of lottery officials possible so that if there was any question of fraud, law enforcement would have a short suspect list.  If possible, this information would be encryped and only readable before all tickets are sold under extraordinary or emergency conditions.  This makes (3) very important!

            (3) Because of how these games are produced, a high level IT person would have to be included in the small group described in (2).

            This reminds me of why I avoid computerized lotteries, and the reason for my first post here at LP...

            http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/217181

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              Posted: August 9, 2011, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

              Oh you cannot tell me she doesn't have this figured out.I look forward to hearing of more of these 'adventures'.I mean, a STATISTICS *PROFESSOR* living in LAS VEGAS after hitting FOUR times on the TX lottery? Something tells me this Lady Luck is comfortably stalking a roulette wheel, happily raking in small jackpots on keno, and/or effortlessly 'Breaking Vegas' at several Blackjack tables on a regular basis.And if she is ruling the craps table somewhere, I sure hope I am at the same one while there in Vegas this December!!!


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                Oh you cannot tell me she doesn't have this figured out.I look forward to hearing of more of these 'adventures'.I mean, a STATISTICS *PROFESSOR* living in LAS VEGAS after hitting FOUR times on the TX lottery? Something tells me this Lady Luck is comfortably stalking a roulette wheel, happily raking in small jackpots on keno, and/or effortlessly 'Breaking Vegas' at several Blackjack tables on a regular basis.And if she is ruling the craps table somewhere, I sure hope I am at the same one while there in Vegas this December!!!

                If I had $21M to play with, I might live in Vegas!  Wouldn't you consider it too?

                http://wizardofodds.com/gambling/bettingsystems.html

                http://catlin.casinocitytimes.com/article/lottery-nonsense-8694

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                  If I had $21M to play with, I might live in Vegas!  Wouldn't you consider it too?

                  http://wizardofodds.com/gambling/bettingsystems.html

                  http://catlin.casinocitytimes.com/article/lottery-nonsense-8694

                  I might not 'live' There per se, but I'd definitely have a house or condo there at least!!! : )

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                    Posted: August 10, 2011, 9:53 am - IP Logged

                    Wepa a gozar!!

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                      Edit: When I say it's been done before I don't mean this whole scenario but only someone tipping off someone else about where the winning ticket(s) are.

                      That whole scenario happened a few years ago in Indiana.  A security person while verifying a winning ticket just happened to see a secured list for a new game that identified the roll that had a million dollar prize and the store it was delivered to and sent a couple of his buddies to buy the whole roll and cash in the ticket.  It would have worked except one of the guys was dissatisfied with his cut and decided to spoil it for the others by talking.  There's little or no honor among thieves.

                      Kinda makes you wonder how many times it's been done and nobody ratted anybody out and they're all living happily ever after.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        Posted: August 10, 2011, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

                        I Agree!

                        Righto rdgnr, to date no one has blown the cover or has ratted out the mercirial winning WOBA Sisters who ostensibly took up residence here,,,,,,Wink

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                          Something tells me Ms.Ginther is not done winning yet. Hurray!

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                            Posted: August 10, 2011, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

                            How could a woman understand the sum of x minus xbar divided by n-1 squared ? Finding the standard deviation on the bell curve must be a tough one. Understanding the cpk or ppk couldn't possibly come from sitting in a class room and learning it.

                            As George Straight once said in Pure Country, This Lady has got nothing but Pure Luck. No doubt about it...!

                                                                         

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                              Posted: August 10, 2011, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

                              I Agree!

                              Righto rdgnr, to date no one has blown the cover or has ratted out the mercirial winning WOBA Sisters who ostensibly took up residence here,,,,,,Wink

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                              Yeah, I heard the old Hors retired and live in Vegas.

                              Too bad that secret number list got burnt up in that fire.

                              Made 'em both millionaires.