|Posted: January 6, 2011, 7:00 am - IP Logged|
I've been playing the same set of numbers in every Mega Millions draw for over a year. I haven't missed a draw, and haven't won anything.
I don't do it because I think it make it more likely that I'll win, but because if I win, I want to win with those numbers. Those numbers mean something to me.
I do buy extra tickets when the jackpot is high. I had four (my regular numbers plus three extra), including a quick pick, for Tuesday's draw. That does increase (ever-so-slightly) my odds of winning. But mostly I would want it to be my numbers, the numbers I worked out and have an attachment to, that won me a jackpot.
Perhaps a bit emotional for something as cold as odds and randomness, but winning a jackpot would be a major life experience, with many personal effects. I would prefer that it be based on a set of numbers with personal meaning. (But would accept it if it happened through other numbers.)