Jerry and Marge Selbee changed their lives completely in 2003, when one of them managed to discover a mathematical formula that allowed him to win millions of dollars in the lottery. Next, we tell you more details of their incredible story of both became a trend thanks to a viral photo of Facebook.
The elderly couple residing in Evar, Michigan (U.S) He devoted himself to buying state lotteries for six years and also allowed other people to defeat the system and get thousands of dollars.
It was like this in 2003, Jerry y Marge Selbee They sold the minimarket they had owned for 17 years and the one that was their only source of income. The old man, who had studied mathematics at Wester Michigan University, he knew he could win a lot of money when he saw a lottery called Winfall. It rewarded participants who had hit five, four, and three numbers when there was no $ 5 million jackpot winner.
Thus, it was evidenced in the viral photo Jerry, who bought thousands of tickets that gave him enough options to achieve the five, four and three hits. He thought that if he invested $ 1,100 in tickets, he could have one with four of the winning numbers, which would leave him about a thousand dollars.
In his first attempt to win the lottery of Winfall, Jerry Selbee I buy $ 3,600 in tickets and got $ 6,300 in earnings. The next opportunity he invested $ 8,000 and got almost double. “It is actually basic arithmetic. It gives you the satisfaction of being successful in something worthwhile not only for us personally, but for our friends and family. ”, the retiree told CBS News.
In this way he founded GS Investment Strategies, corporation in which it sells shares of $ 500 and they serve to invest the money in the lottery and in the end distribute the winnings. Jerry y Marge Selbee, protagonists of a viral photo in FacebookThey invest up to $ 600,000 in each game seven times a year and spend up to 10 hours choosing tickets for ten consecutive days. His story echoed when it was reported that the lottery. Cash Winfall (the one they play after the closing of the Winfall lottery), he was selling lots of tickets.
The media reported that the Selbees and a group of mathematics students from the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) they were dominating the game. Thus, the elderly couple went on to earn up to $ 26 million to the present.
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