|Posted: November 22, 2010, 10:06 am - IP Logged|
Rdgrnr and sully16 have it right. Some states with lotteries practice "voodoo accounting". Whatever goes into "bucks for education", for example, is canceled out by something else that sucks the money out of the school funds before the schools even get it.
If that wasn't the case, tens of thousands of teachers would not havde been laid off in the past few years. The schools wouldn't be beging for money for this and that, and they would all have much nicer facilities than they do now.
But all that aside, I'm still willing to go a few bucks at a time to help the governor pay for his lunch!
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.