|Posted: March 11, 2013, 2:26 am - IP Logged|
"What are the ways to improve your chances?
1. Don't buy the same ticket more than once. Ya. That's my advice, haha. Sounds stupid, doesn't it? But well it works. you see news of people buying the same
numbers and then winning, but really its not a good strategy. I don't understand why anyone would buy the same ticket twice, lol.
2.This point is slightly more interesting. To maximize your chances of winning a jackpot, you should spend your whole lottery allowance on a singledraw. Note,
your whole LOTTERY ALLOWANCE, not all your money, lol. NEVER spend more money on the lottery than you can afford. With that said, its better if you bought
52 tickets for a single draw than if you bought 1 ticket per week for a year."
I have to disagree with the OP's first point. Repeat play of self picks (Birthday numbers, predictions, etc.) sometimes do win. Perhaps another way to look at things is that over time a certain combination of numbers will eventually come up, could be the next drawing or many years from now, but it will eventually happen and hopefully within someone's lifetime. I'd hate to be the guy that quit playing his regular numbers in exchange for a QP, only to have his numbers come up the very next drawing.
OP's second point is unreasonable. Imagine if someone blew their max annual $52 lotto allowance on a $200M jackpot and loses everything. A few months later, one of the big games hits $500M and one of his losing tickets (perhaps even the regular set of numbers) on the earlier jackpot matches 5 numbers for a nice 2nd place prize. At the very least, it would make for a sad story at the local pub.
I just like my chances better at 1 play per drawing for the throughout the entire year versus, multiple plays for 1 drawing once a year.
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