04 February 2015

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Learn How These People Beat The Lottery System

People are not without their flaws and neither are lotteries. While a lot of so-called tactics to win the lottery are little more than shams or ways to sell books, there are people who have found out legitimate ways of winning on the lottery. They accomplished this not with “systems” but rather by taking advantages of loopholes and through careful statistical analysis.

Learn How These People Beat The Lottery System

Maths Students Crunch The Numbers

Back in 2012 it was revealed how a group of university students found out a way to guarantee a win on the Massachusetts State Lottery. By then they had exploited the loophole for more than seven years and made over eight million dollars!

Here’s how they did it; the group of students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that if the jackpot on the state’s Cash WinFall game rolled over to more than $2 million, a syndicate could get a guaranteed return on investment if they bought a huge amount of tickets. This was made possible due to the increased value of lower prize tiers, making it a sure investment to if you bought a large quantity of tickets. Purchasing tickets for a value of $600,000 guaranteed a return of 15-20%. 

The group soon setup a network of ticket buyers, even getting investors on board to help them amp up their operation to an industrial scale. But here’s the thing; lottery officials knew about this loophole as far back as 2005 and did absolutely nothing to stop it! For any of you readers who are currently thinking about going into business, however, you can forget about it. The Cash WinFall was shut down in 2012.  

Toronto Statistician Cracks Scratchcard System

Mohan Srivastava is a Toronto geological statistician who figured out the workings behind a scratchcard noughts and crosses game.

As with other such winners, Srivastava used his mathematical knowledge to figure out underlying system behind the lottery. It all started when a friend gave him some of the scratchcards as a joke.  While scratching them the statistician’s attention soon landed on a noughts and crosses game on the ticket.

Having used his math skills to analyse the numerical patterns on the tickets, he was able to fairly accurately predict winners. In fact, in a display of his brilliance, he predicted 19 out of 20 winning cards. But, despite these revalations, Srivasta’s Spock-like logical brain also concluded that he would make less on the lottery than he would his normal day job. So instead of taking advantage he reported his findings to lottery officials who took action and removed the game, and with it yet another opportunity for lottery players to beat the system.

Dublin Accountant Bests The Irish Lottery 

Closer to home, some of you may recall the story of Stefan Klincewicz, the Polish-Irish accountant who, back in the early 90s, found a more profitable way of crunching numbers. Back then the Lotto was a 6/36 game with a very low cost per line. This meant that when the jackpot had rollover a certain number of times, its system could be exploited by buying a large quantity of tickets.

That’s exactly what Klincewicz , and his syndicate of 28 people, proceeded to do. The group prepared for half a year by writing down about 250,000 combinations. When a significantly large jackpot emerged in 1992 the syndicate made its move. Despite the officials’ attempts to curb their efforts, the syndicate managed to get their hands on 80% of the winning tickets, spending an estimated £820,000 in the process!

The group scooped up the jackpot in the draw making national headlines and becoming minor celebrities following an interview with Pat Kenny. Though despite all this, their luck wasn’t absolute as they ended up having to share their jackpot with two regular players – a scenario easily avoided with Lottoland’s NumberShield!