Saturday
Mar212015

10 Ways You're Filling Out Your Lottery Ticket Wrong And How To Correct It

A woman hands over her ticket in a Florida lottery store.

My eyes bugged out as I watched the guy fill out his ticket at my lotto shop. He searched the wall posters for inspiration, then jotted some numbers down.

Then he looked out the window (car licence plates?) and wrote some more. I think I even saw him fill in the time from the wall clock!

Most players fill out their tickets by guesswork when they don't have a System to go by.

These unfortunate people use superstition, mumbo-jumbo and useless numbers from all sorts of places, even lottery dice.

Yes, there are many ways to pick your tickets. This lottery dice is not one of them!

And they usually don't get a penny back in winnings for their efforts.

I know. Because in 20 minutes hanging round the lotto outlet while waiting for my mother-in-law to finish her shopping, I counted 14 people getting their tickets checked.

And not one payout among them.

Lotto players sit among discarded lottery tickets at a bar in Alaska.

If you read this list, you'll quickly see why losers crash. So all you have to do to win is by NOT following these 10 examples...

  1. They use birthdates as the numbers
  2. They fill their tickets using numbers diagonally
  3. They fill in their ticket cross-ways, up and down
  4. They use numerology by picking a name, then by matching each letter with a number (a=1, b=2, c=3 etc) they fill out the coupon
  5. They see a psychic
  6. They use the date
  7. They mix and match different systems
  8. They toss a dice
  9. They use a free software system from the hundreds available
  10. They use (un)Lucky Dips!

There is absolutely no way that any of these efforts will produce a single dollar, except by the remote chance of hitting a million to 1 shot.

This is the best result when you play correctly - a well publicised win!

How do I know this? The unhappy losers write and tell me. Typically they will say:

"Ken, I've tried everything over the years and haven't had a single winnings. In desperation I'm going to try your Silver Lotto System..."

And here's what sometimes happens: