Do you need a good reason to improve on your math skills? A retired couple has won a total of $26 million from the lottery. Their secret weapon, as it appears, is that they have figured out the lottery code using “basic arithmetic.”
Jerry and Marge Selbee of Evart, Michigan were high school sweethearts who have successfully raised six children. They live a simple life running a convenience store and have plenty of spare time on their hands. So what else can a retired couple do? Jerry decided it was time to try their luck at the lottery. However, he did more than just go for random numbers. Jerry actually figured out the lottery code so he and his wife can get multiple legitimate wins.
The couple found an awesome way to win big at the lottery.
Jerry and Marge employed their new tactic on the new lottery game called ‘Winfall’ where if the jackpot reached $5 million and no one matched all six numbers, the money would ‘roll down’ to the lower-tier prize winners. Jerry explained how it worked in his favor.
“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.”
Who knew that simple math could be the key to winning big?
It certainly paid off. Jerry first tried it out by buying $3,600 worth of Winfall tickets and winning $6,300 for the effort. His next try was for $8,000, which he immediately doubled in winnings.
The Winfall game has since been closed down in Michigan so the Selbees have started playing in Massachusetts. In the meantime, Jerry is pleased with the couple’s winnings.
“It is actually just basic arithmetic. It gave you the satisfaction of being successful at something that was worthwhile to not only us personally but to our friends and our family,” he said.
Foreigner’s Instagram Shares Strange Fashion in China and its Truly Hilarious
“Having lived in China for quite a while, I’ve seen a lot of unusual things.”
Living in a foreign country can be quite an adventure. You get the chance to explore new places, try exotic food, know about different customs and traditions, and a whole lot more.
In some instances, you get to notice certain things you might found strangely amusing. The locals may be used to it - or may not have any idea what it is - but with your fresh (and informed) eyes, it's really impossible to miss them.
Case in point, one Instagram account being run by a foreigner has been sharing some questionable fashion choices (most of which are statement shirts) worn by people from all walks of life in China. And they're hysterically funny! ...
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The internet is filled with witty and helpful people!
Traveling to new countries can be exciting although most of us can get lost in translation. The language barrier can easily be tackled through a translator. Interestingly, one Chinese nurse found a unique way to communicate with an international student. Although the nurse didn't speak any English, they decided to give the hospitalized student a note to explain an upcoming procedure. Needless to say, the internet decided to decode the message.
The image was posted on Reddit with a simple description. "An international student hospitalized in China and the nurse who couldn’t speak English informed him about his surgery with this note," it reads. Nevertheless, the Chinese nurse did everything they could to make sure the patient knew about the procedure.
What could this possibly mean?
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What an incredible story!
A three-year-old boy who was found alive after having been missing for days told family members that he had spent the time with a bear, bringing an emergency search to a close. Casey Hathaway was playing at his grandmother’s yard in Ernul, North Carolina with two other children, but he did not come back inside with them.
Investigators immediately launched a massive search effort for the boy through “tough” wooded terrain surrounding the property. Casey was eventually found near from where he disappeared after community search crews received a tip.