The lottery is a good business. Especially Powerball, played in all but six states. Saturday’s jackpot was $50 million. The problem is, it’s not like you go around every day meeting people who say, “Oh, sure, I won twenty million last month, and next month, I’m sure I’ll win probably eighty million.”
I don’t know if I can remember anybody I know who won a even a thousand. Point is, the lottery is good business, but only for the organizers – not for the players.
Did you know there are ways to beat the lottery that don’t involve black masks, ropes and submachine guns? Here are three.
BeatTheLotto.com says you can “Use this simple math formula to crack any lottery, guaranteed!” The guy who has this system is named Don Hunting. He says, “Beat the Lotto is my creation and allows you to finally fight back!”
Fight back against the lottery? They never did anything to me. Except take my money.
After a gigantic page of writing and explanations and calculations that nobody can understand except Hunting, we find out that we can buy this system for not $97 (the $97 is crossed out) but just $39.95 – but it’s for today only. I may go back to that page tomorrow and see if it’s for tomorrow too.
Let’s see . . . another system on DenisKristanda.com starts out with:
“Believe it or not, Lotto can be categorized as one of Wealth Creation. A quick, easy and painless one. Maybe the only ‘Get Rich Quick’ scheme which is legal and approved by government ! But on the other side, it’s a form of gambling. And any gambling can be addicted. And addiction (to anything) is not good. But let’s have a look if we can beat the odds.”
Notice he says “any gambling can be addicted.” Gambling addicted? To what? Gambling? That sounds like a bad addiction, and this system here looks like a complicated system.
I don’t think it was an English speaker who wrote this. It goes on to say:
“Lotto is can be modeled by statistic and probability. If you have 45 number to select from and you need to match 6 number, then you now your odd with this combination formula from high school”
If you have 45 number . . . you need to match 6 number . . .
Like the Russian who said, “In Soviet Russia, animals live in street, but not in zoo.”
This system goes ON AND ON AND ON with stats and graphs and tables. But as far as I can tell, he’s not charging anything for it, so at least all you stand to lose is whatever you spend on lottery tickets.
Finally, on BeatLottery.net, they’ll sell you supposedly winning lottery combinations. For instance, if you want to buy winning Powerball combos, they’ll sell them to you. But before giving you the prices, they give you some important Q&A info (designed to make you even more eager to buy):
Are there combinations which would never ever win you anything if played from the beginning of Powerball?
Yes. There's lots of combinations which would never win you anything and you may be playing them.
Are there combinations which are constantly winning any prizes?
The good news is there are! And we recommend you to play them instead of wasting money on low probability combinations.
Do you know these combinations?
Yes. We did extensive analysis and we found them!
You can buy 10 combos for $9.49, 20 combos for $14.99, 30 combos for $19.49, 50 combos for $29.49 or 100 combos for $49.49. Okay, but how about the WINNING combo for a buck? No, you know they’re not going to do that. They’re in the business to MAKE MONEY.
Which makes me wonder why they don’t play their own combos. I can’t believe they’re making $50 million off this website.
Play the lottery. Keep your day job.