Still not deterred from buying a few lottery tickets? You aren’t alone. Millions of people buy lottery tickets every week and don’t expect to win anything back; it’s just a game to them. Heck, I even buy a lottery ticket once in a while, just for kicks. But I never expect to actually win the jackpot, and I would never spend money I don’t have to try to beat such grand odds.

Although picking hot numbers and avoiding cold numbers may give you a slight advantage the real benefit of using a lottery system lies in its ability to slash the odds against you winning prizes by allowing you to pick more numbers than usual and then wheeling those numbers in a way that gives you many more chances of landing multiple wins in the same game.
One more method of choosing lottery number is randomizing the selection. You do not have to think much and just choose any number of your choice. And anyhow lottery is a game of choosing random numbers. If you are allowed to choose any number of lottery numbers then see that you do not choose too many numbers. Because chance of winning is inversely proportional to the number of numbers you choose. Now, you may also use special numbers for picking the numbers. These special numbers can be anything, like your age, your daughter's/son's age, your mobile number, your house number, your husband's/wife's age, etc.
I won 4 out of 5 day before yesterday for the first time.  Ive picked 3 several times. but this was a fluke, I was driving to the line (MO, I live in ARkansas) just after going to the dentist, and was think about my dad alot, he use to buy me an ice cream after I went to the dentist. I was looking at my pick 4 work out and his birthday popped out at me.  So I added his birthday to the Show-me 5 ticket I only had 3 picks on, from my lotto logic program ( not lottery logics ) That seems the only times I win, seeing a number a couple of times in a day, then playing it.

The catch is that, when you do this, the price also rises since, in essence, you're going from buying one game to multiple bets. Depending on how many numbers you pick you're basically going from a fistful to an armful right up to a potential wheelbarrow full of lottery tickets – so obviously you'll also have more chances of winning, but of course you're going to have to pay more too. For this very reason system bets are very popular with lotto syndicates who can split the cost among members.
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.
Although picking hot numbers and avoiding cold numbers may give you a slight advantage the real benefit of using a lottery system lies in its ability to slash the odds against you winning prizes by allowing you to pick more numbers than usual and then wheeling those numbers in a way that gives you many more chances of landing multiple wins in the same game.

#### No-one can teach you how to pick winning lottery numbers but you can be shown how to win the lottery by playing with more numbers that you are usually allowed. The numbers that are drawn in the lotto are purely random and predicting which numbers will be drawn in any one draw is a matter of luck – or more accurately it is a matter of chance and probability.

Yes! The multidraw features on the Lottery's draw-style games allows players to purchase plays for multiple drawings, up to 14 for Pick 3 and Pick 4 and up to 20 for Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto and Easy 5. If you win a prize during one of the drawings, you do not have to wait until the last drawing has occurred before collecting those winnings. When you cash a winning multidraw ticket with drawings still remaining, the Lottery's terminal system will print out an exchange ticket good for the balance of the remaining drawings and with the same numbers as on your original ticket. The retailer will retain the original ticket as it is no longer valid and give your exchange ticket with your winnings.
Pick 3 & Pick 4: Daily at 9:59 p.m., except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. There are no Louisiana-based drawings on Christmas Day or Easter. Drawings for the multistate games, Powerball and Mega Millions, will be conducted should Christmas fall on a draw day. Tickets must be purchased by 9:00 p.m. on the draw date for Powerball and Mega Millions, and by 9:30 p.m. on the draw date for Pick 3, Pick 4, Lotto and Easy 5 to be eligible for that drawing.
With all this talk about the odds against winning and how much money is wasted on lottery tickets, one may forget that people do win the jackpot once in a great while. Every now and then, we read about someone who won a huge jackpot of a few hundred million dollars and how he or she is planning on retiring, buying a new car, or giving a percentage to a favorite charity.
The Robert H. LeBas Family Partnership of Church Point won \$21.2 million, which was the largest jackpot won on a single ticket. The largest multi-winner jackpot was \$31 million and was split between Kimberly D. Hall of Bon Wier, Texas, and Roland and Marion LeBeouf Family Partnership of Houma, with each receiving \$15.5 million. These jackpots were paid as annuities. The largest single-payment winner was Timothy M. Smith of Marrero, who won \$15.6 million.
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