An Economist Won The Lottery 14 Times By Buying Every Number Combination | Planet Money | NPR

Buying a lottery ticket is a bad deal. The odds are against you, even with a giant pot. But one guy figured out how to flip the odds in his favor... fourteen times.

In the 1950s, Stefan Mandel won the Romanian lottery twice.

And then he took his earnings, packed his bags and settled in Australia, where he won the lottery twelve more times. Yes, you read that correctly. Twelve.

So, how'd this math whiz beat the system?

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