The MIT Fix
This is the true story of the revenge of the nerds: in 2005, a group of math and science geniuses (aka undergrads at MIT, seen above, conducting another prank) formed an organization called Cash WinFall to beat the lottery. And they did it. Over the course of seven years, the group won nearly $48 million. Of course, the system required members of this lottery-fixing group to invest $40 million over the seven years in hundreds of thousands of $2 tickets. Officials finally put an end to the group in 2012 when newspapers began investigating the setup.