“Luck” paper published

My paper Some people have all the luck, giving the details about the mathematical analysis behind Lawrence Mower’s 2014 expose of the Florida Lottery, has appeared. (See also this description from MAA FOCUS.) Our analysis has since been applied to identify criminals in many other states.

This paper was written with Richard Arratia (USC), Lawrence Mower (Palm Beach Post), and Philip B. Stark (Berkeley).