I know, you read about several people who chose birthday numbers and won millions. I also realize that your string of birthday numbers has EXACTLY the same chance of being drawn as any of the other 25,827,165 possible combinations. It’s true, each combination has the same chance of being drawn. Still, are you willing to cut out almost 97% of your possible winning chances? I am not willing to give up almost all of the possible winning combinations simply to use sentimental choices. My goal is to play smarter than that.
Many of us are accustomed to think negatively about money. We have heard from our parents that “money doesn’t grow on trees.” Perhaps you have been told that the rich are greedy and you automatically avoid wealth.
Many lottery experts teach that it is better to pick the hot or cold numbers to have better success in the lotto. The hot numbers are the most frequent numbers and the cold numbers are the least frequent numbers from the past lotto drawings.
They are patient and persistent and they don’t miss a drawing. They play on the days that are the least busiest. So if their lottery is drawn twice a week, they play on a weekday. That’s because the payouts are larger on those days.
For a beginner, generally 2-4 hours a week are sufficient. Make use of the time to write down the lottery results for the past weeks. Collate the data and study them carefully to help you selecting the right lottery winning numbers.
Avoid buying numbers based on birthdates as they are usually very popular among players (which means, even if you win, your prize would be rather small as you have to share with numbers of players). Instead, you should buy at least one number which is larger than 31 and not more than 2 numbers that are 12 or below (as 12 or below are calendar months which are very popular as well).
If you do not control your money, someone else is going to control your money. Financial education is, by far, the best financial investment anybody can have. It is relatively inexpensive. You can grab a book to read and learn. You can attend seminars. You can talk to people who have more insight in a certain money topic than you. Keep learning.
When you are addicted to gambling, it is obvious to stop thinking about the future. A gambler always lives for the moment and desires only instant gratification to feel what is known as the “gamblers high”. It becomes very hard then to focus on any of the future prospects as they tend to live in a world of fantasy, placing bets and dreaming that big jackpot. Neglecting aspirations and all future goals is living a worthless life and therefore this is one of the prime reasons to avoid gambling.
On a more positive note, the odds aren’t heavily stacked against you at most casino games. Casino games are designed to give the house a small edge. This means you won’t instantly lose everything all at once. You might even finish the night a big winner.
A few years ago a family member contacted me who was in need of money for his medications. I was more than willing to help him out. I also remember him telling me that he would pay me back within two weeks. I wired the money and then waited for him to repay it. A month later he called but never mentioned the money I loaned him. A year later he called again asking for money. This time I told him I couldn’t help him and reminded him of how important it is that we keep our word and that since he never repaid what he originally borrowed, I could not honor his request. I also told him he didn’t need to repay the original loan and could consider it a one-time gift.