Statistician Reveals Flaws In Scratch Lotteries

Statistician Reveals Flaws In Scratch Lotteries
Gaming & Play

Mohan Srivastava has cracked the codes of several scratch lottery games.

Naresh Kumar
  • 3 february 2011

Wired offers a fascinating report of how a statistics expert was able to crack the “codes” of several scratch lottery games. A few years ago, Mohan Srivastava of Toronto studied a tic-tac-toe game that won him a small cash prize and found that the visible numbers, in how there were placed on the board, were able to reveal the hidden numbers without needing to scratch the latex coating on the game. Suspecting that he may be onto something, Srivastava started to analyze several other kinds of lotteries such as Super Bingo and sure enough, was able to crack their codes too with a good accuracy.

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