|Posted: January 25, 2011, 12:50 pm - IP Logged|
Well I have been studying it...and it kinda seems like a version I am doing...but it is EXTREMELY METHODICAL and TEDIOUS. I honestly don't enjoy working on it as much as I do my own home grown version.
I do agree with you Fitzroy 4 out of 6 might only be 1000 dollars and that's good but I don't expect that as the big win. Now 5 out of 6 on a big jackpot would be really great.
I am not a paying member here yet...but there is A TREMENDOUS ARTICLE IN WIRED MAGAZINE ABOUT LOTTERY games particularly scratch games and how to cheat them HONEST! Though course I went down the local supermarket and gazed into the window of the scratch machine and of course there were no bingo games or the ones with numbers all over the front to try and see if I could find the 1-sies and those in a row. hard to explain and I cannot post the link per Todd's rules...the article is called EASY MONEY.
It is about Mohan Srivastava a geological statistician living in Toronto. He was able to crack the TIC TAC TOE and several extended play games referred to as Baited Hooks which look like miniature spreadsheets which apparently are really popular with customers. They said the designers tend to fill these up with near misses and players spend tons of time looking for their wins (or near misses -as it were). He contacted the gaming commission and they ignored him. So he proved it to them and they took notice and withdrew the game. Apparently it wasn't just an Ontario problem. He then broke the SUPER BINGO scratch as well. He then mentions that JOAN GINTHER who has won the lottery 4 DIFFERENT times - he says strangest of all she bought two of the winners from the same store - even stranger 3 of Ginthers 4 wins came from scratch tickets with BAITED HOOKS and not from Mega or PB. Last June she won 10MM from a single $50 scratch -
He goes on to strategize that perhaps the mafia (etc) funnels illegal cash through a precision scratch where the payback is 65% and to do that you would have to be able to scan the tickets to find flaws which exploit the hidden algorithm = winners. He also says the following:
Consider a series of reports by Massachesetts state auditor: The reports describe a long list of troubling findings such as the fact that one person cashed in 1,588 winning tickets between 2002 and 2004 for a grand total of 2.84MM - A 1999 audit found that another person cashed in 149 tickets worth $237,000 while the top 10 multi-prize winners had won 842 times for a total of $1.8MM - since only 6 out of every 100,000 tickets yield a prize between 1k and 5k the auditor dryly observed that thes "fortunate" players would have needed to buy "hundreds of thousands to millions of tickets"
...these are the things that make me go hmmmm?