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Lucky lottery lady outed as Stanford University statistics PhD

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RL-RANDOMLOGIC's avatar - usafce

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Posted: August 10, 2011, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

Scratchers account for over 50% of total sales in Missouri and if these games can be hacked then I would think

it would be a big concern.  I once found a way for one game to win around 80% of the time but did not take

avantage of it.  I also found other games that winning tickets would have a small stripe at the point where they

were torn apart from other tickets.  I think these games all have a weakness if a person could find it and this would

be right down her alley so to speak.   I think all the tickets are numbered in some way so all you would need to do

is shop around a little and wait.  It would make sense if she was buying the tickets all over and not just in one

or two places but if you were not in a hurry you could let it come to you.   

RL

Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

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    Posted: August 10, 2011, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

    Thank you.

    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

    For a lead role in a cage?

     

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      Posted: August 12, 2011, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

      Three of her wins, all in two-year intervals, were by scratch-off tickets bought at the same mini mart in the town of Bishop.


      It's not her fault that 3 of the winning tickets were sold in the same store.

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: August 13, 2011, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

        Three of her wins, all in two-year intervals, were by scratch-off tickets bought at the same mini mart in the town of Bishop.


        It's not her fault that 3 of the winning tickets were sold in the same store.

        Ah, I see what you're gettin' at.

        You're sayin' the Catholics was behind it cuz the name of the town was Bishop.

        I think that's crazy.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          Posted: August 13, 2011, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

          Ah, I see what you're gettin' at.

          You're sayin' the Catholics was behind it cuz the name of the town was Bishop.

          I think that's crazy.

          LOL rdgrn Now that clever response just might be up there&  on the level with the Phd's game plan.

          You're darn tootin (Gabey Hayes)

           

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            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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            Posted: August 14, 2011, 12:49 am - IP Logged

            LOL rdgrn Now that clever response just might be up there&  on the level with the Phd's game plan.

            You're darn tootin (Gabey Hayes)

             

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             Big Grin Well thank you, lil darlin.

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              Posted: August 14, 2011, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations to Joan Ginther! There is nothing more appealing than a beautiful mind!

              Have you noticed that the people who have won the lottery multiple times and/or cracked the lottery code are all women over 40? Joan Ginther won the lottery 4 times, Amy McCauley won the lottery twice, and L Hattingh-Spurgeon cracked the lottery code.  Wow, I expect lightning bolts to come out of their feet!Thumbs Up

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                Posted: August 14, 2011, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                I'll bet that Richard Lustig, the Florida guy who has won 7 times, is going to be pretty surprised to find out he's really a woman.

                  LiLSpeedy's avatar - 2714
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                  Posted: August 17, 2011, 9:58 am - IP Logged

                  She was called the luckiest woman in the world.

                  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.

                  Joan R. Ginther, 63, from Texas, won multiple million dollar payouts each time.

                  First, she won $5.4 million, then a decade later, she won $2 million, then two years later $3 million and finally, in the spring of 2008, she hit a $10 million jackpot.

                  The odds of this has been calculated at one in eighteen septillion and luck like this could only come once every quadrillion years.

                  Harper's reporter Nathanial Rich recently wrote an article about Ginther, which questioned the validity of this 'luck' with which she attributes her multiple lottery wins to.

                  First, he points out, Ginther is a former math professor with a PhD from Stanford University specialising in statistics.

                  A professor at the Institute for the Study of Gambling & Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada, Reno, told Rich, "When something this unlikely happens in a casino, you arrest 'em first and ask questions later."

                  Although Ginther now lives in Las Vegas, she won all four of her lotteries in Texas.

                  Three of her wins, all in two-year intervals, were by scratch-off tickets bought at the same mini mart in the town of Bishop.

                  Rich proceeds to detail the myriad ways in which Ginther 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.

                  He believes that after Ginther figured out the algorithm, it wouldn't be too difficult to then determine where the tickets would be shipped, as the shipping schedule is apparently fixed, and there were a few sources she could have found it out from.

                  According to Forbes, the residents of Bishop, Texas, seem to believe God was behind it all.

                  The Texas Lottery Commission told Rich that Ginther must have been 'born under a lucky star', and that they don't suspect foul play.

                  Thanks to Dave for the tip.

                  Why all the questions about her wins? You had no trouble taking her money the months and years she was not winning. If it's your time to win, algorithms or not, you are going to win.Party

                   

                   

                   

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                    Posted: August 17, 2011, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

                    Why all the questions about her wins? You had no trouble taking her money the months and years she was not winning. If it's your time to win, algorithms or not, you are going to win.Party

                    You can also win by cheating.

                    Like President Reagan said when negotiating with the Soviets on strategic arms limitation : "Trust but verify."

                    It never hurts to ask questions when a pelican is walking like a duck.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: August 17, 2011, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                       Big Grin Well thank you, lil darlin.

                      This could explain at least one of your preoccupations...

                      Joker17 is going to crack up when he hears that rdgrnr is murmuring sweet nothings to someone who could very possibly turn out to be a Strong Male Warrior!

                      http://m2tw.warlore.org/units/Knights_of_Edessa?campaign=crusades 

                      With a job like yours here, I guess it's hard to keep track of everybody as you make your rounds.

                        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                        This could explain at least one of your preoccupations...

                        Joker17 is going to crack up when he hears that rdgrnr is murmuring sweet nothings to someone who could very possibly turn out to be a Strong Male Warrior!

                        http://m2tw.warlore.org/units/Knights_of_Edessa?campaign=crusades 

                        With a job like yours here, I guess it's hard to keep track of everybody as you make your rounds.

                        LOL, you got me there, Nance.

                        I assumed a feminine nature to a name like Edessa and I may well be wrong.

                        I'm not hip to all these video games and being that EdessaKnight chose not to divulge a gender on their profile, I could not but hazard a reckoning.

                        Ruling out a gaze upon his/her countenance, I'll await a rejoinder.

                        My apology EdessaKnight, if required.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Posted: August 18, 2011, 12:25 am - IP Logged

                          I'll bet that Richard Lustig, the Florida guy who has won 7 times, is going to be pretty surprised to find out he's really a woman.

                          That is funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I laugh long time.

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                            Posted: August 21, 2011, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

                            I just wonder if she still returns to Bishop to buy scratch-off tickets when she feels the time is right to win another big jackpot.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: August 21, 2011, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

                              I'll bet that Richard Lustig, the Florida guy who has won 7 times, is going to be pretty surprised to find out he's really a woman.

                              Wow, thanks for the info. Thumbs UpI didn't know about Richard Lustig. I guess he must be in touch with his feminine side.Wink