The question which is frequently asked is – what are the odds of winning the lottery. Well, in fact, the answer to that question is 1 in 14 million. You would probably be able to calculate these odds if you were an expert in card counting. Imagine the frustration of trying to select the winning number combinations when your numbers may not match any of the numbers picked. Unless you live in a wall street, apartment or house where the random selection of numbers is uniform, you will probably not be able to calculate the odds of winning the lottery. It could take you the better part of a day just to think of 14 million to 1.

There is a quicker method which is available if you wish to calculate the odds in a fraction of seconds – just count the number of cards that have been sold since a particular drawing. The more cards that have been sold, the less probable it is that your selected numbers will be drawn. At least, it will be more likely to match the numbers that were drawn in any case. Certainly, making use of a number table will be much quicker, and this may be a method that you would want to use if you were in a hurry.

People in North America often bragging about the dewatogel as if it were some sort of money machine. You’ll never see a North American lottery ticket without a message board about how you can win the lottery or other such rubbish. Well, we in the West know that lotteries aren’t about winning money; they are about choices and therefore, people play them in order to have more of the choices. The number of lottery tickets sold represents consumers’ confidence in the system. Lotteries are perhaps the only game in a town or city that has the declared chance of being the game of the year for each millennium. In Colorado, the talk is that the next big lottery is going to be the elimination of hundreds of million dollars from the lottery pot by Colorado lottery because of the number of cases of bill leaks. To say that a leaky can of coke would cause that many losses in a can of beer is hilarious, but it makes sense when you are talking about lottery in a certain town.

Some people in the state of New Jersey had the idea of making the game at least somewhat more difficult by adding the power of Massachusetts’ lottery to the drawing. It was decided that the the total sales of the three succeeding drawings would constitute the jackpot. This means that if the total sales goal is reached, the jackpot will have to be split among all the winning tickets that met the challenge. The game is already challenging enough, without making the arduous task any harder.

In August of 2009, a woman in Pittsburgh wagered $10,000 in a game where she had picked 5 numbers and 3 non-fractional odds. She had correctly picked 3; she did not factor in the power of the fractional odds, which were 3/1; therefore, she only won $8000. In other words, 3/1 is the same as 3 1/2. However, she correctly picked 3, not the power of the fractional odds, therefore, she did not win the jackpot.

The good news is that she did win $500 more than she spent. Why? Because she played the power of fractional odds, not the power of the fractional odds. The fractional odds were 3/1. However, she played the fractional odds, not the whole number, therefore, she was successful in hitting more than the $500 jackpot. Why wouldn’t she play the power of her odds? This is the philosophy of the winner. Use the odds to your advantage. Your total odds are 1/1, and your chances of winning are exactly 1/1.

**In Conclusion**

There are many statistics you can crunch all over the internet. However, it takes a lot of homework and the use of spreadsheets and spreadsheet programs to analyze the data. Do not analyze what you think is best, unless it comes from a proven system. Understand that you can lose the lottery; it is not impossible… but if you let the passion of winning crowd you, you will not succeed in your quest to make money from the lottery.