|Posted: January 2, 2010, 7:44 pm - IP Logged|
If you ever get lucky enough to dedcut your losses from your winnings for taxes (have enough winninga that you need to) just the tickets aren't enough proof, you need a log too. (L learnd that on LP, I think RJOh posted it).
This is so you can't make a score and then go to a race track in late December and start collecting losers off the floor, or ask lotto players for all their losers.
I tally up monthly winners and losers by games played and end of the year total for all games. And I don't play that much, about $2.50 a day.
Just get one of those $1 or $2 planners...I use two, one for numbers played, the other to record the drawings.
In the one I use for tickets played, I draw a green square around numbers that hit and a + how much ever a winner won.
For a pick 5 it would look like this
1 6 17 23 39 1 +10
The red 1 is the amount spent on the ticket, the + 10 is what it paid, and the numbers in green are what hit. (I couldn't draw a square around them here so made them green).
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.