MIT, Boston Globe, Greg Sullivan discussed on 60 Minutes
A seven-year, period, earning at least three and a half million dollars in profits almost the exact same rate of return as the Selby's you've got to syndicate, from northwest Michigan. You've got a group of MIT students did your story meter start beeping. It was always a great story. The Boston Globe articles caused a sensation raising suspicion that the game was rigged the Massachusetts state treasurer shut down the cash windfall game and called for an investigation. It was led by then state inspector general Greg Sullivan. When we get involved public perception, was the must be some kind of organized crime public corruption. To explain how millions of dollars of being bet by syndicates on state lottery. Tickets we really looked at this looking for corruption. We subpoenas. We looked at documents we interviewed dozens of people to get to look at this in detail with a hypothesis that something illegal had happened. You went into this looking for organized crime as the story unfolded were you surprised by what you found a wouldn't surprise. I was down founded -ly amazed that these math nerd, geniuses at found a way legally. To win a state lottery and make millions from getting rich in the process in the state could very richest one hundred twenty million dollars. The investigation found no one's odds of winning was affected by high volume Betty, when the jackpot hit the roll down threshold cash windfall became.