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October 9th, 2022 at 1:32:40 AM permalink
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fraud is supected
also, the article has an interesting discussion of randomness and possible outcomes


https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/05/world/asia/philippines-lottery-jackpot.html



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October 9th, 2022 at 2:30:11 AM permalink
Some fleeting thoughts:

PCSO 6/55 Grand Lotto
Drawing 1 October, 2022

Tickets are purchased by filling in a "scantron" type card to pick numbers
Layout of the "bubbles" on the card makes this pattern a diagonal line

I can believe that someone might fill in a shape or pattern on some of the 6 sections on the number selection card.

It doesn't seem more or less likely than 6-15-24-33-42-51 or 10-19-28-37-46-55, also diagonal lines


(I wonder a bit about 4, 31, 32, and 53,(and 52 on the other side), but haven't seen anywhere near enough data nor delved into the procedure.)
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October 9th, 2022 at 2:39:48 AM permalink
What purpose to the fraud? I assume the lottery is divided equally. Hundreds of people didn't win $4 million but just a piece of it.

Sounds like just dumb luck.
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October 9th, 2022 at 2:49:08 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

What purpose to the fraud? I assume the lottery is divided equally. Hundreds of people didn't win $4 million but just a piece of it.

Sounds like just dumb luck.
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from the article:


" A few noted that some officials from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, which sold nearly $443 million in tickets in the first half of this year, have been convicted of bribery and other charges over the past decade, including one case in which they pocketed prize money."


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October 9th, 2022 at 2:49:18 AM permalink
I'd take the half million pesos.
That would get me more sardines than I could eat in a month.
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October 9th, 2022 at 7:28:00 AM permalink
Quote: Dieter

I can believe that someone might fill in a shape or pattern on some of the 6 sections on the number selection card.

It doesn't seem more or less likely than 6-15-24-33-42-51 or 10-19-28-37-46-55, also diagonal lines
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No, but what stands out is, the six numbers are the six multiples of 9 on the card.

I think it's coincidence - assuming the ticket you fill out has the "bubbles" in rows of 10 with a final row of 5, that's not just "a diagonal," but the one that "cuts off" the lower right corner.

Quote: darkoz

What purpose to the fraud? I assume the lottery is divided equally. Hundreds of people didn't win $4 million but just a piece of it.

Sounds like just dumb luck.
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Who knows how many of the winning tickets were bought by the same person, or their family/friends/confederates?

Remember the 1980 Pennsylvania lottery rigging, when the winning number was 666 (IIRC, all of the balls with 4s and 6s were tampered with to make them more likely to come up)? Those tickets paid out "only" $500 each.
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October 9th, 2022 at 8:20:48 AM permalink
Wouldn't the "cut-off" diagonal be 55 46 37 28 19 10?
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October 9th, 2022 at 9:04:16 AM permalink
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Wouldn't the "cut-off" diagonal be 55 46 37 28 19 10?
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Why, yes. Yes, it is.
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October 9th, 2022 at 9:17:01 AM permalink
Perhaps inconsequential.

When people pick dates of events as their “lucky” numbers, most numbers end up 31 and under, which will be true until 01/01/2032. Assuming they split the year into at least 2 numbers.
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October 9th, 2022 at 10:05:04 AM permalink
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it's not millions but 4 million divided by 433 = $9,237 - U.S. dollars of course

that is a very lot of money for most Filipinos

the Philippines is a very poor country -

the most common average salary is about $888 per month in U.S. dollars

but, of course, that will buy much more in the Philippines than in the U.S. - so the figures are not all that meaningful



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