How to Play the Lottery

In our country the national lottery has two drawings a month, on the 1st and on the 16th. The first prize is a six digit number, with a small consolation prize for anybody whose ticket has the same last two digits as the winning number. Apart from that, there are four drawings for three digit numbers, which if they match the last three digits on your ticket, bring you a small prize.

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So there you have it. In a country where most of the people are poor, the lottery offers about the only chance for an ill-educated and impoverished person to legally obtain a large lump-sum of money. No wonder the lottery is popular. And it leads to a situation where money better saved or spent on more worthwhile things is wasted on what can only be regarded as gambling.

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But there are people who can make money from the lottery, people who win, and win frequently. How do they do it? Well, they treat the lottery business like any other business, they study it, they read about it and they invest in it.

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Let’s face it – no one will ever making any money on the lottery by buying one or two tickets now and then and hoping for some good luck. Life doesn’t work that way. No, to win frequently a person must have a budget, and this budget must be spent on purchasing lottery tickets on a regular twice-monthly (in our country) basis, win or lose.After all, it is clear that if you cover a large enough group of number you are almost sure to win something. And if you cover the two digits from 00 – 99 then you will automatically win a prize.

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But now comes the difficult part – finding winning numbers. This is a serious business and must be treated seriously. This means that you will have to spend all your waking hours looking for, talking about and reading about nothing but possible winning numbers. And not only your waking hours, but your sleeping hours too, as your dreams can be the source of numbers too. However, it’s important that when you wake up you are able to remember your dream, and have the skill to interpret it. For example, you might dream of a big open field on which were two trees, standing close together. Does this mean the number eleven, or two or what?

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During the day you discuss with other people the merits of various numbers, you get tips from various sources, you study magazines and tip-sheets, you visit temples in the hope of gaining predictions from monks, you study signs, omens and the supernatural, house and car licence plate numbers, the age of some illustrious person who has just passed away, the bark on trees, previous winning numbers and numbers that haven’t come up for a long time, and so on

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And when you feel in you mind that a certain number is a winner, you search around for as many tickets as you can find. But very often other people have come to the same conclusion about the same number so you may find that the number you want is completely sold out. So what you do is bet heavily on the number with an underground bookmaker. But here again there may be problems, as it is believed by many people that the lottery drawings can be fixed in favour of certain numbers. Such numbers then become regarded as “hot” by the bookies, and all bets will be refused.

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Yes, there’s no doubt about it – the lottery business is hard work and takes a lot of effort and time – probably your whole day. So there is no possibility of your being able to work at a 9 – 5 job. But what happens if you have a run of bad luck, say, three or four drawings without any substantial win? Your budget will be depleted and you have no funds to invest. Well, the answer is take your gold jewelry or any other items of value, down to the nearest pawn shop, and then use the money for tickets for the next drawing. And when you win, as you surely will, you run back to the pawn shop and redeem your assets.

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And that’s the way it goes. To be a successful lottery player it takes time, application, perseverance and – money. And above all you must be businesslike and play regularly.

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