to be fair, the exploit isn&#39;t in the tickets, it&#39;s in the prize structure. You still can&#39;t predict the winning ticket with any better accuracy, but  the expected value of simply purchasing tickets actually becomes &gt; 1, because the payouts have gone up.<div>
<br></div><div>Also, it sounds like the city&#39;s actually aware of the situation, but it doesn&#39;t harm them, so they just leave it. interesting.<br><div>---------- Forwarded message ----------<br><div class="gmail_quote">
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;">From: Sai &lt;<a href="mailto:sai@saizai.com">sai@saizai.com</a>&gt;<br>To: NoiseBridge Discuss &lt;<a href="mailto:noisebridge-discuss@lists.noisebridge.net">noisebridge-discuss@lists.noisebridge.net</a>&gt;<br>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 19:05:23 -0500<br>Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Exploitable statistical vulnerability in scratchoff lottery tickets<br>Another exploitable lottery:<br>
<a href="http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/07/31/a_lottery_game_with_a_windfall_for_a_knowing_few/?page=full" target="_blank">http://www.boston.com/news/lo cal/massachusetts/articles/2011/07/31/a_lottery_game_with_a_windfall_for_a_knowing_few/?page=full</a><br>
<br></blockquote></div>-- <br>from talin<br>      &quot;it&#39;s not stupid. it&#39;s advanced.&quot;<br>
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