[Noisebridge-discuss] Exploitable statistical vulnerability in scratchoff lottery tickets

Sai sai at saizai.com
Wed Feb 2 03:25:44 UTC 2011

I'd be willing to chip in a few for analysis from Chicago.

I'm guessing though that what we'd want to do is to set up a website
with a form that looks like the ticket, and ask people to type in
their own. Collect a whole bunch and analyze. :)

Wanna? I'd be willing to work on this a bit and provide the hosting &
backend. Would help if someone else could do the GUI.

- Sai

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 21:22, Griffin Boyce <griffinboyce at gmail.com> wrote:
> It could be interesting to replicate this test with tic-tac-toe lottery
> cards from different states.  Assuming they haven't patched it or withdrawn
> the cards everywhere.
> Griffin
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 9:25 PM, Sai <sai at saizai.com> wrote:
>> http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/01/ff_lottery/all/1
>> I wonder how long it'll take the vendor to patch. AIUI they serve a
>> large chunk of the continent's scratchoff ticket supply w/ the same
>> algorithm.
>> Enjoy,
>> Sai
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