Winning the lottery is luck. A small convenience store, Station 2, in the Adair County community near 137 Oklahoma 59 near Watts in Oklahoma has sold two Powerball winning tickets. Edward Proctor of Springdale, Arkansas, won $200,000, and two weeks later on December 8, 2007, someone won $600.000. He/she has 180 days to collect the winnings at the Lottery Headquarters in Oklahoma City. I have won three online lotteries. There is one thing for sure, if you don’t buy a ticket, you can’t win.
Mr. David Coterel of Riverside, Ohio, a retired auto worker, purchased $10 worth of Powerball tickets for the Saturday, August 25, 2007, drawing and won the 4th largest Powerball jackpot in history. The jackpot-winning ticket was purchased at the Speedway in Richmond, Indiana.
February 22, 2006, a group of eight coworkers at the ConAgra Foods plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, claimed the record $365 million jackpot from the February 18 Powerball drawing.
Recently in Paris, France (AHN), three winning ticket-holders shared the 126 million British pounds in the EuroMillion Lottery. The lottery is held in nine European countries. The winners split the equivalent of $222 million Two of the winning tickets were purchased in France and one in Portugal.
There are many lotteries, but one should deal only with legitimate agents for approved government lotteries. Legitimate agents have help desks for direct contact with their clients. They quickly solve billing problems, credit card mistakes, exchange rate fluxitation problems, and confirmation of ticket numbers. Legitimate agents are deeply concerned by the proliferation of lottery scams being offered through direct mail and e-mail around the world. To avoid scams and tricks, one should only play government approved lotteries. If an online agent contacts you wanting advanced funds for services or advising you won a lottery that you didn’t purchase a ticket, avoid it. It’s a scam. You should work with a legitimate governmental agent that publishes immediate lottery winning results.
The keys to success are paying probabilities. If you use a combination of numbers that have only a probability of winning five percent of the time, you can expect to lose 95 percent of the time.
A way to increase your luck is to avoid combinations that have been drawn before: the chances of repeating numbers are only once every 3,405 years. Avoid six consecutive numbers such as 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. Avoid one number groups such as all singles digits, all teens, or all twenties: these combinations have never been won by a lottery. Avoid the absolute lowest and absolute highest numbers. Avoid multiple numbers like 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30. Avoid selecting first or last digits such as 3, 13, 23, 33, 43, 53.
But anything can happen. On the weekend of February 24, 2008, Lotto players around the world were amazed the Irish Lotto had a run of numbers that has been unmatched for a long long time. The winning numbers were 16, 17 – then 21 31 – then 35, 36 with the Bonus number being 18 – making the run of numbers 16, 17, 18, 21, 31, 35, 36. The chances of numbers coming up in a sequence such as this are very rare. So rare that there were no 1st division winners.