Ok so I just found out I missed out on a possible $500,000+ booty because I changed my number for some time and isolated myself during that period. My brother's friend from the university discovered a loophole in an sms lottery that was being run here. It works this way, you select 2 numbers from 1-49 and text it to a short number. Now you are charged $10 per message you send and you win $1000 if your two numbers are drawn. This guy stumbled accidentally on a way to send the sms message to this short number and only be charged $1 per message. He always saved the numbers on is phone starting with a "+" in front ot the numbers. He thought it looked cool. Well he didn't know it was about to make hime rich. So he saved this short number which was say 1776 as +1776. So he realised that when he send the text message to +1776, he was only charged $1 per message instead of $10 per message. Now let me do the math. He can choose 2 numbers from 1-39. so that gives a total of 741 possible combinations. Now you win $1000 anytime your two numbers are drawn. He had 741 possible combinations to garantee a win. And he is only charged $1 per sms. So 741 sms = $741 Now He wins $1000 so everytime he sends all 741 possible combinations, he wins $259!! And the lottery picks 6 numbers per draw so you only had to get 2 out of those six and sending all 741 possible combinations, he wins multiple times per draw. So what did this guy did, he got some money and hired someone to write him a code that will make this possible combinations and just be basting his enteries into the lottery. The guy had his pc on all day sending enteries into this lottery. He was sending in thousands of enteries each draw. To cut the story short, he and another friend of his managed to make over $500,000 each from this over a 6month period. And the freaking lottery company never caught on. They managed this before the secret finally came out. And my brother was frantically trying to get in contact with me so I can provide money so we get into it and I was no where to be found. That's at least a $100,000 opportunity gone. Needless to say that loophole has been closed now and I'm sure the unlucky guy who programed the whole set up for the lottery company is out of job by now. I had a feeling it could have been an insider job but then I believe the guy just got lucky. Hey if you have something similar running in your country, you can try playing around with the sms number and see what happens. I'm still slapping myself hard in the face.