Camelot’s Alleged Lotto Cover-Up

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Thursday October 18, 2018 05:52 am
The Lottery Lab Staff

In 2009, Edward Putman tricked the operators of the United Kingdom National Lottery out of a ₤2.5 Million jackpot. Putman, a convicted rapist, achieved this deceit by submitting a “damaged” ticket with the help of an insider. The UK National Lottery is operated by a company called The Camelot Group, or simply Camelot.   With the help of Giles Knibbs, an IT specialist responsible for fraud detection,  Putman staged his....

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Breaking the Bank: Joseph Jaggers

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Thursday October 18, 2018 05:55 am
The Lottery Lab Staff

A man entered the Beaux-Arts Monte Carlo Casino and netted roughly $20 million in today’s dollars by playing roulette. The year was 1873 and the man was Joseph Jacques. The question is how did he manage to win such an astronomical amount from such a famous casino? Jaggers was a cotton mill engineer from Yorkshire. He was fascinated by the roulette wheel when he took his first visit to the casino. He thought that there might....

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The Life Changes of a Lottery Win

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Friday October 5, 2018 17:10 pm
The Lottery Lab Staff

Winning a jackpot can be a life-changing experience in both a positive way and in a negative way.  You may be surprised by the changes that can make you wish that you’d never won that lottery. Sad but true, many lottery winners feel this way. Let’s use the experience of previous lottery winners to prevent a winning lottery ticket from destroying your life! High chances of going bankrupt  When you win millions of dollars,....

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Luck or Pattern Memorization?

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Friday September 28, 2018 13:53 pm
The Lottery Lab Staff

Sometimes patterns that look random are, in fact, completely predictable. This was the case for Michael Larson who set the record for highest game show winnings in 1984 by winning $110,237 in a single episode of Press Your Luck. The main feature of the game show is an electronic board with 18 squares. Each square has either a prize or a little red character called the “Whammy”. Squares light up in an apparently random pattern....

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