Usually when you see an article or some link about “beating the lottery”, you know it’s going to be a scam site, so there’s no point in clicking on it. You can’t beat the lottery, you just can’t. Right?
That’s certainly the popular wisdom, and the attached article (I used to hate the Huffington Post, but it’s become a little less sleazy and irresponsible of late, I find) walks through some of the history of how it is just a tax on the poor, the underrepresented, etc. And if someone found a way to “beat” the system, it would be illegal, right?
Well, apparently not. Based on some articles that ran in the Boston Globe, a down-home, blue collar guy in a white collar job (working for a cereal company on packaging), was fond of puzzles. And he loved math, so he would read, take courses, constantly learning new things. And then, one day, he was reading an ad for a new state lottery when he noticed something odd. » Read the rest