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zzz2 comments on New Improved Lottery - Less Wrong

41 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 13 April 2007 11:42PM

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Comment author: zzz2 14 April 2007 11:51:03AM 2 points [-]

Surely one could easily replicate this "lottery" by buying path-dependent options with low exercise probability on the financial markets. People are not doing this, so this service must be less appealing than it intuitively seems.

Comment author: DSimon 21 August 2011 10:22:10AM 8 points [-]

You can't buy such an option from a vending machine in a grocery store; if you could, perhaps it would be as popular as lottery tickets.