When the odds of something happening are really low, you say: “It’s like winning a lottery.” Yet, one man, over the course of 30 years, actually did win the lottery 14 times in a row! Sounds improbable, but this is the real story of a mathematical genius, Stefan Mandel. It all began in the 1960s, when a poor Romanian accountant was living on $88 a month and came up with a solution that, perhaps, only he could think of: lottery. He spent every minute he had off work and family life analyzing papers on math and working on his own algorithm. And it worked!