Check out this fascinating profile of Jerry and Marge Selbee, a working class retired couple from a small town in Michigan, who legally hacked two state lotteries.
Over a period of five years they earned over five million dollars in profits, outsmarting a team of MIT students along the way. I hope my retirement years are half as exciting.
That’s when it hit him. Right there, in the numbers on the page, he noticed a flaw—a strange and surprising pattern, like the cereal-box code, written into the fundamental machinery of the game. A loophole that would eventually make Jerry and Marge millionaires, spark an investigation by a Boston Globe Spotlight reporter, unleash a statewide political scandal and expose more than a few hypocrisies at the heart of America’s favorite form of legalized gambling.