Stanford University

How to use math to get rich in the lottery

Cubberley auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford CA 94305
Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:30 PM
Open to the public
Jordan Ellenberg (University of Wisconsin–Madison)

For seven years, a group of students from MIT exploited a loophole in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s Cash WinFall game to win drawing after drawing, eventually pocketing more than $3 million. How did they do it?

You can learn more about Jordan Ellenberg at

Mathematics Research Center, and friends of Stanford department of Mathematics