One of the most difficult and emotional aspects of jackpot games is deciding when to let go of a favorite set of numbers. It may be that old quick-pick that you've continued to play regularly or a personal my-pick that seems so perfectly balanced that you've convinced yourself that it'll be drawn at some future date. Dropping a favorite number set also involves the inevitable nagging thought that at least some of the numbers included in the set will surely hit soon. I have absolutely no answer for this dilemma other than to gradually rotate an old favorite set in and out of play as you begin the process of introducing new numbers. I guess the only alternative is to keep playing one or two sets permanently as some lotto participants do. Never taking a chance of allowing that perfect set to miss a draw is an option. Knowing that some number sets have won jackpots after years of play makes the decison all the more difficult.
letting go of favorites
Published: May 4, 2004, 2:10 am