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How To Prove That Winning Lotto Ticket Is Fake

How To Prove That Winning Lotto Ticket Is Fake

You did not win the $US640 Mega Millions jackpot on Friday. But neither did all of the idiots out there who tried to fake it — some of them pretty darn convincingly. Dr Neal Krawetz over at the Hacker Factor blog went out and squashed one of the especially convincing…

How A Statistician Beat Scratch Lottery Tickets

How A Statistician Beat Scratch Lottery Tickets

In North America, the lottery is a $US70 billion-a-year industry, bigger than movies, music and porn combined. But it’s not infallible. That’s what Mohan Srivastava, a geological statistician, found out when he took a closer look at scratch lottery cards.