"plans on only checking his tickets every three Months". Old habits die hard.
l don't think there is anything necessarily wrong in him checking his tickets every three months, just as long as he knows where they are & before they expire.
Some folk like to check their tickets immediately so the " pain" & anger sets in, and quickly passes through their minds, while others like yours truly, will wait a little while before checking. It softens the blow to the midsection, when you look at your losing ticket a few days later, knowing that you lost a few days ago. I guess l want a good night's sleep whether l win or lose, cannot guarantee that if l win now can l?
* Voice of Reason *
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.