Listen: Jerry, Abreu, Western Michigan University discussed on 60 Minutes
"And spotted Abreu sure. For a brand new lottery game called windfall Jerry always possessed. What he calls a head for mouth? He's a bachelor's degree in the subject from nearby. Western Michigan university only a matter of minutes. He realized that this was a unique game. I read it by the time. I was out here. I knew what the potential might be even not take you weeks to suss out. No, no, not at all three minutes, three minutes. And you found the loophole in three minutes. I found I found a special feature. That feature was called a roll down in the lottery announced twenty it was coming. Unlike the mega millions games you've probably heard of where the jackpot keeps building until someone hits. All six numbers in wins. The big prize in windfall. If the jackpot reached five million dollars in no one matched all six numbers. All the money. Roll down to the lower tier prize winners dramatically boosting the payout to those who matched five four three numbers. This sound complicated. Well, it wasn't to Jerry see if you can stick with him here. Here's what I said. I said if I played one thousand one hundred dollars, mathematically, I'd have won four number winter. That's a thousand bucks I divided eleven hundred six instead of fifty seven because I did a Merrill quick dirty, and I come up with eighteen. So I knew I'd have either eighteen or nineteen three number winners. So that's fifty bucks each at eighteen thousand dollars for four number winner. And I got eighteen three number winners worth fifty dollars each that's nine hundred bucks. So I got eleven hundred dollars invested and I've got a nine thousand nine hundred dollar return. Good. Over eighty percent. Isn't it? You're talking about this as if it's the most obvious. In the world. Is not taxing the outer limits of your math skills. No it is. It's actually it's just basic arithmetic. Are you thinking I bet term million people that have also cut onto this exactly what I thought.."