"What has he won? Because of the lack of editing he has won a lifetime of grief," [Maine Morning Sentinel reader John] Ferry wrote. "Within seconds of glancing at this picture, I noticed the form in the picture includes the man's name, address, telephone number, date of birth and even his Social Security number."Link (via Freakonomics). I'm sure now that Vension can afford a new identity he'll return to playing the lottery again. I just hope he uses my system.
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Image credits: "Lost - and Hurley's Lottery Ticket after He Passes Out," courtesy Preston and Steve, borrowed for news-reporting and comment purposes.