Once upon a time, from 2003 until early 2012, Jerry and Marge Selbee figured out flaws in both the Michigan and Massachusetts lotteries and came out ahead for what added up to millions of dollars. I don't remember hearing about this story, (but the internet in 2011 wasn't what it is now).

Highline, an e-zine that's part of the Huffington Post, just posted the full story, which, even though it's a long read, is fascinating.

It starts with Jerry, who used to work at Kellogg's in Battle Creek and loved puzzles and the patterns in everyday life. And one day, in 2003, after he had retired (for the second time) and was living in Evart, MI, Jerry saw something in a Michigan Lottery brochure for the Winfall lottery game that changed his life forever.

Here's the story.

 

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