|Posted: January 9, 2007, 12:58 am - IP Logged|
From the Missouri lottery website:
The first lottery with cash prizes dates back to 1490, two years before Columbus set sail. Lotteries were authorized to raise money for the colonial army. In addition, a lottery helped put a roof on the United States Capitol. Lotteries also helped build educational institutions like Harvard, Yale and Princeton universities.
It wasn’t until 1964 that the modern lottery era began in New Hampshire, and since that time, lotteries have brought more than $100 billion in revenues for a variety of state programs. Forty-one states and the District of Columbia currently have a lottery. For a complete historical timeline of lotteries, visit www.naspl.org.
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.