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August 02, 2011 – Comments (3)

The old joke goes: The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.

But if you are really good at math...the lottery will fund your vacations to Europe.

How to Make a Million Playing the Lottery

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#1) On August 02, 2011 at 7:44 PM, SultanOfSwing (99.10) wrote:

I have a strange fascination for ways people game a system.

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#2) On August 05, 2011 at 6:41 PM, TMFCrocoStimpy (95.48) wrote:

Interesting stuff.  This is the first time I've seen the "playing misprices probabilities" rather than playing to win strategy applied to lotteries.  Having figured it out, more power to them.

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#3) On October 12, 2011 at 1:30 AM, ayaghsizian (98.14) wrote:

The lottery is a tax on poor people, that's what I learned in econ classes.

 

In math I learned you have the same chance to win whether or not u buy a ticket, 0%. 

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