|Posted: June 16, 2007, 6:18 pm - IP Logged|
What are some things other people have told you about lotto that let you know you were dealing with a real BS artist?
(And describe how you react, or don't, if you want to).
Here's a few things people have told me:
"I won $36.11 on a scratcher"
"I play XXX boxed and hit it 26 times in one year"
(Hello, going to the website for the state he plays in showed the number drawn only twice in that year. You especially have tp appreciate this one as the guy who said this managed a convenience store and is abbsolutely cluelsss about payoffs. )
"We like to stop at such-and-such a place on the border (Illinois-Missouri) because you can buy Mega Millions and Powerball ticekts at the same place"
(Hello, no, you can't)
"I won $63 on Little Lotto last night (one ticket).
No, you didn't, the payoff structure is $1, $10, $100 and Jackpot.
Those are just a few. Sometimes I'll tell someone like that there is no such payoff, or even show them the back of a playslip if I have one.
Whether I spek up or not, from then on when such a person talks abour lotto I figure they are just a baloney slinger.
I'm sure otheres here have had such encounters. Want to share them? Please do.
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.