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Comment: Does anyone remember Press Your Luck? (Score 5, Interesting) 168

by Aurelfell (#18265728) Attached to: RFID Passports Cloned Without Opening the Package
It was the game show with the Whammies that stole your money. As I recall, there was a guy who watched the show long enough that he figured out a pattern that would let him win every time. He played for like three days, and won a crazy amount of money. The show went of the air, but I remember reading that the programmers who created the game board offered to make it 'true random' for another $600, and the network refused to pay it.

This article reminds me of that story.

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