Obviously winning the lottery is a massively small probability to win out. But pretend you walked into a casino and you could immediately see which game was the best for you to entertain yourself on with the highest chance of payout? This is basically what we've done with Scratch Stats.ca
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) publishes raw data for all of their scratch ticket games of prizes greater than $100. We grab this data daily and consolidate and calculate our statistics from this data.
We developed this solution as a mobile responsive web application. Which is open freely to the public as a form of public information solution to allow scratch ticket players a one stop shop to get the best break down for scratch tickets being sold by OLG. Little did we know before embarking on this mini project that there are massively different ranges in each scratch ticket game - which you would assume be a nightmare to track the tickets sold, odds of winning, and finding best odds.
At Opid Technologies we use software to increase the bottom line of mid sized companies. We promote using technology as a tool that is specific to your company and not something to be weary of. We work with our clients to create the perfect solution crafted around the client's business goals rather than forcing them to change workflows to fit the technology.
The biggest thing that you can do to improve your bottom line with technology is starting to use your data to it's fullest, and this side project is a great example of what can be done with a fairly simple data set.