How a retired couple found lottery odds in their favor

I love this story about a retired couple exploiting a rule in a state-run lottery game to make millions of dollars.

Jerry Selbee: Here’s what I said. I said if I played $1,100 mathematically I’d have one 4-number winner, that’s 1,000 bucks.  I divided 1,100 by six instead of 57 because I did a mental quick dirty and I come up with 18. So I knew I’d have either 18 or 19 3-number winners and that’s 50 bucks each. At 18 I got $1,000 for a 4-number winner, and I got 18 3-number winners worth $50 each, so that’s 900 bucks. So I got $1,100 invested and I’ve got a $1,900 return.

Via 60 Minutes

Floored

You may have seen the perfect 10 gymnastic floor performance today by Katelyn Ohashi. Here’s a little more about her and how she recovered from a sport that left her broken.

When she finally made the decision to retire from elite gymnastics with the hopes of becoming a college athlete, she had been competing with a fractured back and two torn shoulders.

UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi wows with flawless floor routine, earns perfect 10
Katelyn Ohashi – I Was Broken
Katelyn Ohashi – 10.0 on Floor Exercise (1-12-19)

‘Three thousand people did not die’

The empty shoes that lined up in front of the capitol in San Juan belong to people who are still among us. They did not die; they will come and step back into their shoes. They will walk back up functional roads and sit in their houses where the electricity is working. They will laugh with relief that this was not a real disaster, nothing like Katrina. They will fill glasses with water that is safe to drink. They will live on an island where the recovery has been progressing with alacrity and competence.

Source: ‘Three thousand people did not die’ – The Washington Post

As brutal as it is brilliant.