Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Was it Luck, Probability, or Both?

Meet Joan R Ginther, 63, winner of four separate multimillion dollar lotteries in Texas for a total of $20.4 million in winnings. By the way, Dr Ginther is a former math professor with a PhD in statistics from Stanford University.

Dr Joan R Ginther displays another winning ticket

So, was it luck, probability, or both...? Follow the link below to read the original report and article by Nathaniel Rich in Harper's.

Source: Rich, N (2011, August), The Luckiest Woman on Earth: Three Ways to Win the Lottery, Harper's.

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