"I want winning the lottery to be much easier"....
You and me both and everybody else too!
The reality is you have to work hard at it and even then you'll need some good luck on your side. Those seven non-QP winners from last night probably played a set of numbers that are personal to them... trouble is there are a lot of other folks out there that are using the same set of numbers which dilutes the amount you actually win. They'll each take the $23,921 they won, but I cant help but think some of them were disappointed even though they won a nice chunk of change. Here's the hardest part for them - they won a jackpot and it's extremely unlikely they'll ever win another one. If I ever win a jackpot, I sure want it to be a lot more money than $23,000 simply because it's soooooo hard to win one and once I've won one, there will never be another one.
Case in point; I have a nephew. He's in his mid-fifties. Ten years ago, he won a NY Take5 jackpot. He won it along with 3 other players and each won $17,000 before taxes. After taxes my nephew walked away with $12,000. Sure he was glad to have the money, but when I asked him if he thought he was "ahead" (not losing money playing the lottery) his response was "Hell NO!" He said he'd been playing for 25 years and there's no way he got all of his money back. I didn't have the heart to tell him that he's never going to hit another Take5 jackpot.
Players that only buy QP's are completely trusting to luck, and often times good luck finds them. Those of us that chose to work at it get frustrated because it's a lot harder to win big money than we realize it is. As for me personally, I enjoy analyzing the numbers. I'm fascinated by it, so I'm a little weird in that regard. But make no mistake, I get as frustrated as anybody else does because I just cant seem to pick all five winning numbers. G5