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Canadian man wins $400,000 playing 40 identical Washington Lottery tickets

Topic closed. 21 replies. Last post 5 years ago by play4shekels.

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sweetie7398's avatar - flower2
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That's awesome. Hyper

Be persistent😊

    Raven62's avatar - binary
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    NICE HIT!!!

    Congrats, and another great example of how 'stupid' the professor is.

    Another professor point- As a teacher he is suppose to be 'open' to new and different ideas and ways of looking at things in his field of statistics.  Proof he is not a real teacher, just a preacher of his own ideas, views and values.

    What if I told you that the hidden agenda of those controlling public education policy has actually been to snuff out young people's natural creativity, curiosity, independence, freedom of thinking and love of learning because those in power want subservience and conformity, not creativity and freedom of thought. They seek obedient workers and pleasure seeking consumers that lack critical thinking skills, believe what they are told and do not question authority. These are the people that profit from our ignorance, and would lose control if we and our children got smarter, better organized and less dependent!

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

    Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

    Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

    The best way to learn is to never stop being a student!

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      What if I told you that the hidden agenda of those controlling public education policy has actually been to snuff out young people's natural creativity, curiosity, independence, freedom of thinking and love of learning because those in power want subservience and conformity, not creativity and freedom of thought. They seek obedient workers and pleasure seeking consumers that lack critical thinking skills, believe what they are told and do not question authority. These are the people that profit from our ignorance, and would lose control if we and our children got smarter, better organized and less dependent!

      I'd say you're right, I call it the "herd mentality"

      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

        Raven62's avatar - binary
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        I'd say you're right, I call it the "herd mentality"

        Examples of the herd mentality include nationalism, globalism, global warming, stock market trends, superstition, and even home decor.

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

        Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

        Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

        The best way to learn is to never stop being a student!

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          Amazed the professor would say that. Maybe he thought it was a typical jackpot game in which the prize splits. As for the odds, 1 in 10,600 is correct. It's not a typical Pick-4 game, but is a choose 4 out of 24 game. Appears to have an overall payback of 65%. That's very good for a $2 lottery numbers game. Wish PA Lottery had this game.

          Many of the larger lotteries (PA, FL, NY, etc) regularly payout large amounts to Pick-3 and Pick 4 players who wager like this person did. It's common in winner lists to see player names with multiple wins on the same number. What makes this interesting is the type of game. WA Match-4 seems like a jackpot game even though it actually isn't. Many savvy WA players recognize this and wager multiple times, but this particular winner was lucky enough to hit big.

          I didn't check the odds on the lottery's website and calculated them differently. On further review, the professor got the odds correct, but still didn't understand the concept of betting the same combo multiple times.

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            Kentucky better get ready to fork over some cash this way too. That's exactly how I play Ky pick 4, same numbers multiple times. I fig my chance at winning pick 4 is better then a jackpot......

            If you're playing a KY pick-4 number $3 straight, you'll win more than the average payout. And hitting a double combo boxed multiple times is a nice payoff.

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              All of the previous comments completely overlooked the fact that this is just another case of a random number generator being rigged.