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Ph.D. In Math Won 4 Multimillion-Dollar Lottery Prizes

Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 12:30 PM
This is an interesting article from AP News:
On a $50 scratch-off ticket bought in this rural farming community, Ginther won $10 million last month in her biggest windfall yet. But it was the fourth winning ticket in Texas for the 63-year-old former college professor and Stanford graduate since 1993, when Ginther split an $11 million jackpot and became the most famous native in Bishop history.

I wonder if she has computed her odds of winning that many times. The odds of making money from lotteries are very low, so I hardly ever play.
Ken TuminKen Tumin5,472 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
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1. Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 1:01 PM
The odds don't look too bad compared to the stock market these days - at least you can't lose more than what you put in...
darkdreamer4udarkdreamer4u178 posts since
Jun 11, 2010
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2. Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 7:40 PM

I just read Ken's post and then your comment.  I'm still laughing.  Great point!
MikeMike327 posts since
Feb 22, 2010
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