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Controlled Workplace Experiment #1
The Effect of Luck Upon the Acquirement of Money

Week Four: April 9-April13

Lottery group:

Lotto Bucket Phase 2

Amount invested:$6
Amount retained:$0
Winnings: $0

Total proceeds:$0

Control Group (me)

Bank Week 4

Amount Invested: $2
Amount Retained: $2
Winnings: 0

Total proceeds: $8

Comments: I am now tied with Team Lotto whose $8 in winnings matches my own $8 in savings. Unfotunately for Team Lotto, their windfall was spent on more tickets and is now gone. The forces of Luck have been more kind to me however, all my money is still safe in my Bank of Non-Wagered Funds. Lucky me.

Graph Thing:

Graphs are over-rated, and they are a lot of work and I’m just not feeling it.

See the Big Kick Off of this experiment here.

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Week Three: April 2-April 6

Lottery group:

Lotto Bucket Phase 2

Amount invested:$2
Amount retained:$0
Winnings: $4 for the group (re-invested in lottery)

Total proceeds:$0

Control Group (me)

Bank Phase 3

Amount Invested: $2
Amount Retained: $2
Winnings: 0

Total proceeds: $6

Comments: Although Team Lotto has won a total of $8 so far, their unexpainable habit of handing it back to the State of Tennesse keeps their total earnings at a nice round zero. Of course, the forces of Luck could launch a suprise attack and net a couple million dollars for them, but until that happens the $6 dollars in the control can are the only measurable results of this experiment.

Graph Thing:

Do we really need one? Money in the bank: still there. Money in the lottery: still gone.

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Week Two: March 26- March 30

Lottery group:

Lotto Bucket Phase 2

Amount invested:$9 $6
Amount retained:$0
Winnings: 0$

Total proceeds:$0

Control Group (me)

Bank Bucket Phase 2

Amount Invested: $2
Amount Retained: $2
Winnings: 0

Total proceeds: $4

Comments: Team Lotto won $7 $4 last week, but promptly sent it back to the state to just in case it was some kind of mistake. Check back next week if the state keeps it all or if Luck makes an appearance.

Lotto Chart Week 2

Financial Graph-o-Matic: week two

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Week One: March 18- March 24

Lottery group:

Lotto winnings

Amount invested:$2
Amount retained:$0
Winnings: $7 $4 for the group (re-invested in lottery)

Total proceeds:$0

Control Group (me)

Lotto winnings

Amount Invested: $2
Amount Retained: $2
Winnings: $0

Total proceeds: $2

Comments: So far Luck is off to slow start. Check back next week for a very scientific update.
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Chart-like thing: week one