A geological statistician named Mohan Srivastava cracked several lottery tickets in Ontario in 2003. This article is fascinating: Srivastava would look over a “tic-tac-toe” lottery ticket, hunting for numbers that appeared only once. If three of those numbers appeared in a row, then the ticket was probably a winner. He was able to pick 19 out of 20 tickets as winners or losers through this system. I love how badass this guy is. Upon finding out that he could potentially make up to $600 a day scamming the tickets, Srivastava just thought, “I make more than that as a consultant.” Thrill of the hunt? No, sir. Money.