Oct 2 2010

How to win the lottery

This article will not teach you how to increase your odds of winning the lottery. That’s a sucker’s game.
Any lottery is set up for you to lose on average. Even if you buy every possible combination and nobody else wins, you will still be losing money. Or to put it differently, the lottery people take in more money than they dole out in rewards. This is how they stay in business.
This article is about “winning” the lottery in the sense that you have a chance of getting the jackpot without spending an unnecessarily large amount of money on it.

You don’t need to win “on average”. You only need to win once. Therefore, the best strategy is to maximize how much you win and minimize the cost of playing.

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