After impressing us by restoring a vintage pinball machine, Old Things Never Die is back with another project video. This time, they took an antique coin-operated lottery game that tumbled tiny balls inside a metal sphere, then dropped one behind a window at its bottom. The color of the selected ball corresponds to a prize.
We’ve always wondered if you spent a crazy amount of money on lottery tickets if you could actually make a big profit. While the odds really aren’t in your favor, you certainly have more chances to win. YouTube star MrBeast invested a ridiculous $1 million to purchase scratch-off tickets to see if he could beat the odds.
You have a better chance of being struck by lightning multiple times than winning a big lottery these days. But a couple of decades back, Stefan Mandel figured out that depending on the size of a lottery’s jackpot, if you bought every single combination, you’d be guaranteed a win. He just had to figure out how to buy them all.