“What’s the worst that could happen?” asked Diane Scanlon in “Pushing the Limits of disbelief” (page 43). “The ball could shatter into millions of pieces, and then nothing can contain it again.”
Can you do anything to prevent the worst from happening?
“No,” was her brother’s response, “anything is better than this.”
Can you make a different choice?
Video Lottery Systems can give you the chance to make a choice. This is about money management. It is about planning a strategy for watching the numbers as they appear on the screen and making a different decision every time the numbers are displayed.
Consider the mathematical fact that the number “1” appears about 5 times in every draw, on average. Can you mark the number “1” on your bet slip in a different order than you did in your last visit to the lotto shop? If you believe in the law of repeat probability, then you have a free choice of spots to bet on.
Video Lottery Systems assign you a Loss Goal, which is a figure you have to lose before you quit playing. The Loss Goal is usually a lot less than the price of a bet, or it ranges around $500 to $1,000. (My brother’s system half-wagers around $100 on the first draw and $300 on the second; his longest losing streak so far was fifteen draws, and he bet the same thing every time…he lost $1,ntention, over 15 draws, until his last win, at $300.)
The loss limit is the cutoff we need to pass in order to sell our tickets. It could also represent the limit of recoupment for our emotional “Data SGP 2022” strategy.
The next day, my brother and I discussed our various bets. We decided to increase our first wager to $400, and our second to $800. (Yikes, our third was waiting to happen, so we were getting impatient.)
So it went, up and down, up and down, as the draws came in.
After the fifth draw, my brother’s 68% was down to 56%, and mine 26% and my third loss 24%.
Scared, I took a quick look at the size of our next wager compared to the size of our last loss: $800 to $400. Oh, no…the next day we were going to have to increase our wager to $1,200.
What good is a system that doesn’t work? Our system was killing us, but we had to have a little faith, I guess. We doubled our losses, but were still up $600.
I’ll never forget the showdown I had with my brother the next day. We were in the middle of a tremendous losing streak. I came off the 11th spin and announced, “We’re broke.”
He looked at me blankly. Then, in a low voice, he said,”What’s the matter With The Lotto?”I didn’t know what to say. It was as if he’dspoken a secret.Then he explained how he’d followed a hunch and bought a system that was aimed at Lotto 6/49.
He was certain he had the right system. He never got ahead of himself. As a result, his system was nobody’s foolproof. He’d saved $100 or $200, but the system he bought was no better than any other. He wasn’t going to keep trying to use it.
The day he realized he needed more money, he went home broke and wrote to me.
You can imagine my surprise when I received his letter two days later. It went on for three pages, explaining in detail how his system worked. lots of testimonials. But I was only interested in one paragraph in the record of his system.
He wrote,”I have won the Lotto Texas 6/49 drawing. It is true that I have not been able to claim the $5,000,000 prize for me, but I am pleased that I did it legally. I wish youu to win the lotto Texas 6/49 drawing.