# Explanations sent to New York Times journalist Constant Méheut

EXCERPT FROM THE EXPLANATIONS I SENT TO NEW YORK TIMES JOURNALIST CONSTANT MÉHEUT, ON MAY 25 2022 BETWEEN APPROXIMATELY 7:36 PM AND 8:05 PM (BEIJING TIME), BY DIRECT MESSAGING VIA TWITTER. SOME OF THE MESSAGES HAVE BEEN REDACTED FOR READABILITY. PLEASE REFER TO THE FRENCH VERSION IF YOU WANT TO READ THE ORIGINAL VERSION.

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There are also other documents that prove that the McDonald’s Monopoly has a huge effect on sales. In such a competitive sector as the fast food industry, if the sweepstake constitutes a fraud (and I am not talking about the fraud mentioned in that previous article ⬆️ but another one), in my opinion, McDonald’s could go bankrupt. Quite simply.

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I start with an example of fraud that you should understand relatively easily given your intelligence (NOTE FOR THE READER: intelligence regarding mathematics since Constant Méheut did 2 years of in-depth study of mathematics):

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McDonald’s, in France, in 2011, claimed that consumers had “1 chance out of 4 to win instantly” ⬆️

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But the fine print on the cups was hard to read: it was written vertically and with a tiny font size. Because the cups are filled with healthy high-sugar sodas like Coca-Cola, you can’t really put your cup horizontally to read what was written vertically. Anyway it says that the basis of the calculation is a “double winning sticker” (“*double carte gagnante*” in French).

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Except that there is a problem: indeed, if the “basis of the calculation” is a “winning” “basis”, then you must have necessarily won since the “basis” is “winning”! It’s 100% sure!

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It’s perfectly logical. But to better understand, let’s ignore the initial claim made by McDonald’s that consumers had 1 chance out of 4 to win instantly. Let’s focus on what McDonald’s claimed was the basis of their calculation: “a double winning sticker”. {#constant_meheut_twitter_dm_2022_05_25_1947_0800_1}

What exactly is “a double winning sticker”? Let’s find out.

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Take a sheet of paper 📄

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On this sheet of paper, draw 2 stickers:

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Then, on one of the sticker you just drew, write down “winning sticker” in it:

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Then, take a pair of scissors ✂️

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And you cut out the 2 stickers.

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And you put these 2 stickers into your hand:

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Imagine that this is your hand ⬆️, ask yourself the following question: what’s the probability to win?

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Ignore the initial claim McDonald’s made. Just think about this picture ⬇️

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What is the probability to win Mr. Méheut?

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CONSTANT MÉHEUT’S RESPONSE RECEIVED ON MAY 27, 2022 at 00:10 (BEIJING TIME) BY DIRECT MESSAGING VIA TWITTER:

Hello Mr. [Name of the victim/key witness/whistleblower]

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Please forgive me for my late reply, I’m pretty busy right now. I quickly looked at what you sent me and it is very interesting. Give me some time and I’ll get back to you.

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He will answer me soon after by email on May 31, 2022, email in which he claims to have understood the “one chance out of four” fraud:

SPECIAL TEMPORARY NOTE FOR THE READERS: I need to write more explanations. But for now, to fully understand why McDonald’s committed fraud, you need to know that McDonald’s lied about the “1 chance out of 4 to win instantly” claim. {.textred .fontbold}

What was the real probability? Was is it what was written in tiny characters? What’s written in tiny characters means that the consumers had 1 chance out of 2. {.textred .fontbold}

But McDonald’s also lied about the “1 chance out of 2”, consumers didn’t have “1 chance out of 2”. {.textred .fontbold}

It was neither “1 chance out of 4” nor “1 chance out of 2”. {.textred .fontbold}

Then, what were the real chance of an instant win? In average, only 1 in 8 stickers was an instant winning sticker. There is therefore a fourfold deviation compared to what McDonald’s initially promised, and that constitutes serious fraud. {.textred .fontbold}

I will give more explanations later, *but it’s one of the biggest fraud in history!*
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To gain a clearer understanding of the sequence of events in this case, I invite you to view a detailed timeline at the following link:

https://www.ECTHRwatch.org/timeline/mcdonalds/

This timeline provides a comprehensive overview of the key milestones and developments.