|Posted: December 27, 2008, 11:59 am - IP Logged|
Ah, yes, if truth be told -- when I check my tickets and lose, I am guilty of sometimes saying, "why do I play this game!"
Now, my new playing stragegy for the 2009 New Year is this:
1. Since POWERBALL has the odds of a person winning as 1 in 146,107,962 and...
2. HOT LOTTO has the odds of a person winning as 1 in 10,939,383 - then my purchases are more toward HOT LOTTO with the Sizzler option.
I know my chances are slim with POWERBALL (and that is not to say I will never win), but with the odds so stacked heavily against me, I do not spend $5.00 with the Power Play option, making it $10.00. Now, I spend $1.00 or a $2.00 POWERBALL investment with a Power Play option.
Finally, even with HOT LOTTO and having all 5 numbers, let alone winning the jackpot which starts at $1 million, a win of $10,000 and I play the Sizzler, is $30,000. Of course, I can't retire on $30,000 but after taxes it is more money toward my savings account or a credit card balance.
-- Bye, bye! When you win, may you glow as brightly as the