A man in Singapore recently made headlines for using an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot to randomly select numbers for betting on the lottery. The man, known only as Aaron Tan, posted a video on Tiktok detailing how he used the chatbot to place his bets.
In the video, Tan can be seen asking the AI chatbot, called ChatGPT, to “give me 7 numbers from 1 to 49.” ChatGPT then provided a total of 7 sets of numbers: 12, 21, 28, 36, 42, 44 and 47. Tan took these numbers to the Singapore Pools betting station, where he placed his bets.
Although Tan did not win the grand prize, he did win a small prize of 40 Singapore dollars (about 133 ringgits). The netizens were amazed that an AI chatbot could help someone win the lottery, and the video quickly went viral.
Some netizens expressed skepticism, questioning whether the chatbot was truly able to generate winning numbers. Others praised Tan’s ingenuity, and said they were inspired to try using AI chatbots for their own betting.
Despite the mixed reactions, Tan remained grateful and wrote “Thanks ChatGPT caishenye” in the video, referencing the Chinese god of wealth. The video has since garnered over 100,000 views, with many viewers curious to try their luck with an AI chatbot of their own.