|Posted: July 29, 2010, 5:47 pm - IP Logged|
Almost every place lottery tickets are sold is some other kind of business, not a lottery business. The tickets are sold as a sideline.
(I say almost everyplace because there was once a thread here on LP about a Lottery store in South Carolina).
We play mostly in grocery stores at the service counter and at convenience marts. In the grocery if somone is doing a money transfer and there's only one clerk working the counter we just go somewhere else.
A real good clerk will just run your tickets while a money transfer is going through, but a lot of them can only do one thing at a time.
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.