|Posted: January 9, 2007, 12:01 am - IP Logged|
Yeah, theorhetically you can, but....
This was on our local news tonight (KFVS TV 12, Cape Girardeau, MO)
A man won 3.7 million in December, Missouri Lotto. He went into a store in Ironton, MO to scan his ticket (had the clerk scan it for him), verified it was a winner, said thank you, and left.
The local TV station heard about it and had a reporter camp out in the store just in case he came back.
A lady in town (this was on the news mind you) had a hunch it was someone who hangs out with a group that frequents a local restaurant, and started calling people he knew that went there and asked them if they were the winner.
Then, the reporter that had been sent to the store started "scouring the streets" asking people if they were the winner, or knew who it was.
Thre was also another news item about someone winning $50,000 on a $3 crossword scratcher.
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.