A man who won the lottery 14 times has revealed how he did it!

Publish Date
Saturday, 20 October 2018, 3:41PM
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Everyone wants to win in lotto, but few of us ever manage to do it.

A Romanian-Australian economist named Stefan Mandel did what many could only dream of doing - not only did he win the lottery, but he did so 14 times. 

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It might be completely confusing and way over our heads, but Stefan has revealed how he managed to pull it all off. 

  • Work out the total number of possible combinations. Which is a grand total of 3,838,380 combinations!

  • Get yourself a lottery where the jackpot is three times or more the number of possible combinations.

  • Here's the catch... Get together enough money to pay for each combination. Stefan himself got 2,524 investors together in his bid to win the Virginia lottery.

  • Print out millions of tickets with every combination.  

  • And finally: win the lotto baby! Mandel only came away with $97,000 after a $1.3 million win in 1987, because he had to pay all of his investors back.

So it turns out Stefan's idea is probably a bit of a scam nowadays, but it sounds like he was desperate for a bit of fast money!