Experts therefore encourage lottery players to use Quickies, which are picked completely at random by a computer using an algorithm known as a random number generator. Random number generator (RNG) technology is the exact method used to generate random numbers on lottery terminals and is also employed by online gaming companies to ensure fully random results, for example to ensure random shuffles in card games.
1,2,3. Have you ever thought of putting consecutive numbers down? If your answer is no, then you are exactly like most of the lottery players. But you will be surprised to tell you that drawing consecutive numbers actually do happen and it happens pretty often. If you want to try this try with two numbers like 32,33 – the odds will be in your favor. You can also try another sequence like 9 and 18 (9×2) or the Fibonacci sequence – 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34.
Also, never hand over a ticket to a clerk at a lottery location and ask if you've won. Use a computer terminal to determine if you're a winner, ask the clerk for the winning numbers and verify them yourself, or check online or in newspapers to find the winning numbers. It's easy for an unscrupulous clerk to pocket your ticket and tell you it was a loser.
Choose numbers that are significant to you. If you believe in lucky numbers, they're probably digits that center around important dates or events in your life. Mix the numbers of significant numbers together. For instance, you might use your grandfather’s birthday month and year,10/1929 and your mother’s birth month and day, 3/21. Together you might come up with something like 10-19-3-21-29. Other examples of significant numbers might include::
Players should sign the back of their ticket for security purposes, secure their ticket and treat it as cash. We also recommend that players who believe they hold a Powerball, Mega Millions or Lotto jackpot-winning ticket contact the Lottery's headquarters immediately at 225-297-2000 to schedule a time to claim their prize and have their questions answered. This will facilitate a smooth prize payment process. Players who believe they hold a jackpot-winning ticket must bring the original ticket to the Lottery's corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge within 180 days of the drawing in which the prize was won for verification and any prize payment. The Lottery recommends that before coming to claim a jackpot prize, winners get financial advice so they fully understand the tax or other legal implications involved.
This question is without a doubt the number one topic in our industry. It's also the subject of various "secret systems", scams, tacky books and "special reports" – all of which are total bunk. The simple fact of the matter is there is no guaranteed way to win the lottery. If there were then lotteries would have absolutely no reason to exist (and I'd be sprawled out on the beach at some exclusive resort in Fiji sipping a mojito right about now).
Your choice is the best choice! “I know best!” That same statement also applies to your lottery number picks. Don’t leave your luck in the hands of Faith. Take it in your own hands. Never rely on the Quick Pick. “Every time you buy a quick pick, you get a different set of numbers; therefore, your odds are always going to be at their worst in that particular game,” says Lustig, a guy who won the lottery 7 times.
“3 is the magic number!” In most cases, that’s not true. We have all heard that number 8 is the number of money, that 7 is an ancient lucky number etc. And because of exactly this reason (that we all have heard of those lucky numbers) we should avoid them. Stay away from common lucky numbers and patterns. The most typical pattern is the diagonal one.
Choose a lucky number and stick with it. Some people choose a number sequence that they consider lucky and play it over and over again until it comes up a winner -- if it ever does. For instance, if you’re favorite number sequence is your favorite number, combined with your birthday and your spouse’s lucky number and birthday (3-6-11-9-10-31), then you would play this number religiously every time you play the lottery. Then, you wait for your number to come up a winner. This could be considered making your own luck.
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