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Lottery is About Budgeting

Playing lottery is all about controlling your budget. Do not believe if someone told you that there is a guaranteed way to win this game. There is never such way. The only way you can win the game is by using strategies. Predictions have developed a high percentage winning strategies to beat the system.

To begin, I always tell people to be careful on their gross income when it comes to playing the lottery. You can only play with 0.5% of this income, at max. That means, if you earn $1,000 per month, you should only spend $5 to play lottery per month. I know how small it sounds, but this is for your own good and safety. I know you have more to spend, but always be careful with spending it. After all, you should also consider the winning odds of the game. Lotto game, for example, has 6/51 odds. This means, there is only 1 chance in every 18 million cases for you to win the game.

It is crucial to remember that no one has the guaranteed way to win the lottery. However, statistics tell us that there is a way to increase our winning chance within a certain group of numbers. This method is called Wheeling.

In this technique, you should play several, if not all, of your set of numbers. It also means you should spend more money to get those number sets. Let’s compare it to the lotto odds. You will get a guaranteed win if you get every last ticket from the game. With $1 per ticket, you will have to spend $18 million to get a guaranteed win. That’s a huge amount of money. Unless you are a millionaire, this is not a feasible option. To bring it more affordable, some people form clubs and use a unique technique called abbreviated wheeling. In this method, you can improve your winning chance to 1 in 970 cases by wheeling all ticket combinations from 1 to 18. This scenario will grant you a guaranteed win if the winning numbers are between 1 to 18 and your club has that number. That’s a lot fewer tickets, compared to the first 18 million tickets you have to buy.

Even so, there are 2 serious problems with this method. The first problem is, in order to get a guaranteed win, you must have all number combinations of the 6 numbers, right from the first to the eighteenth group. This will cost you around $18,564. The second problem is, if the winning number actually falls higher than 18, you will win nothing. Still, even with these risks at stake, there are a lot of people spread in various betting clubs trying to make their fortune out of the lottery.

Other lottery strategies include playing with hot numbers. These are the most drawn numbers. Another method is playing with due numbers, which are the least drawn numbers in the history. To keep the highest prize from the jackpot and not splitting the prize to another player, some lottery players purchase the lucky number 13. They choose because most people skip this number. Numbers greater than 31 are also favorites. This is because many players choose numbers between 1 – 31 because it has numbers correlated to anniversaries, birthdays, and other special dates they can remember.


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Scratch-off Lottery and The Lucky Numbers

If you have played scratch-off lottery games or Dadu Koprok before and still won nothing, this is your lucky time. In this article, I will show you one of my best tricks to win so many scratch-off prizes. This time, I will show you how these lucky number: 6,0,8,7,17,12,18,11 have brought me to winning the prizes so many times.

So, what do these numbers mean?

The Lucky Numbers

FYI, every game session in a scratch-off lottery is actually a roll of tickets. Under normal circumstance, the whole roll will add up to either $300 or $600 with just $ 1- $2 per ticket. This means there are around 150 tickets in every roll of $2 tickets, with a total $300 prize to win. As the ticket price goes higher, there would be fewer tickets in that roll. For example, for $5 scratchers, there are only 60 tickets.

In each ticket, you will find a number located at the bottom of the ticket.  As usual, the first ticket will be numbered 000 and the last will be 999. However, as the number or format may differ from one state to another, you may need to ask the clerk before buying a ticket.

The next ticket in the roll will follow the same format. For example, if there are 150 tickets in a roll, the last ticket will be 149. There is no 150, because the first ticket is already numbered with 000. Here is one interesting fact I learned about these numbers. Some of them have been performing very well not just once or twice but in a consistent pattern. They even work so well even in different locations. That’s a good news, for sure.

Do you even know that you can ask the cashier about the ticket number even before you buy the ticket. Of course, they don’t have to tell you, but it is not against the rules if they actually tell you the numbers.

If the casher insisted on not telling the numbers, you can try persuading the store manager. If they still won’t tell it, you can purchase the ticket on a more friendly retailer.

Yeah, they might consider this is a strange request, but still they don’t break any rule by telling you that. Also, if they agree to share the numbers with you, make sure no one is peeping through your back 🙂

Please be caution. Even if they told you the number, they might refuse to sell the winning tickets. In this case, make sure you get tickets with surrounding numbers to increase your winning chance.

You may consider these numbers before purchasing your ticket:

The first ticket (000), 007, 006, 011, 008, 017, 018, 012, and the last 2 tickets.

Per my experience, the $5 scratch-off lottery tickets are the best. This format usually has 50 tickets in one roll with my favourite 049 as the last ticket. In this case, I am always lucky with the 048 and 049 ticket (the last two ticket in the roll). I don’t know how they work so well, but for me they are good enough as long as I can win as much as I want.

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Lottery Scams, Fraud, and Security

Believe it or not, fake news, fraud, and scams are quite ‘normal’ in a lottery game. Perhaps that’s because there is a lot of money involved in this game. You can easily spot news which reported some people lost their money due to this fraud. Most often, the victims are told that they won the game and had to claim the prize by paying certain fees. Sometimes, the scams are even worse. The victims are told that in order to claim the prize, they have to give up their personal data. Some people reported that they were once asked about their bank account information, SSN, credit card number, mother’s maiden name, credit card expiration date, or CVV2.

Please be aware, whenever you are asked for this information, it is a complete scam. You should never handle your personal information to anyone, even including the bank. You should be the only one holding this information and keep it secret.

It is also important to remember that YOU CAN’T POSSIBLY WIN A GAME IF YOU NEVER ENTERED IT. This is why you should always keep your lottery ticket. It is a solid proof that you once entered the game.

Even if you did enter the game, you should never trust anyone who told you that you win the game. The only one who can claim your winning is the bookmaker. Therefore, if you did receive this kind of notice, make sure you confirm the news first by calling the official bookmaker. It is your only legitimate source who can confirm whether you win the prize or not.

There is one more thing. Make sure you always update yourself with the latest lottery scam news. You can easily find this news on the internet. If you believe you have been a victim of this scam, you should immediately contact your local law enforcement.

It is also a good idea to familiarize yourself with various illegal lotteries abroad. Even if they don’t use it here, they might use the same principles. So, once you are familiar with their method, you don’t have to worry no matter how often they change the name of the fake lottery.

The US Federal Trade Comission can also help you to deal with these scams and fraud. They usually update their website with any known lottery scams. Make sure you visit their website regularly to make sure you know the latest schemes those scammers have to fool their victims. You can also use the website to file a complaint about lottery scam or fraud.

The US government seems to be serious about lottery scams. There are various places where you can find useful articles about lottery scams, not just the US Federal Trade Commission. The US Postal Inspections Office, for example, also have various articles on the same subject. It is a good idea to update yourself with these articles.


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Everything You Need to Know about Lottery Sales & Revenue

Before you start playing lottery, here are several facts about this game you should know.

How many lotteries are there?

Lotteries are getting more popular these days than ever. Today, you can easily spot government-operated lotteries in every Canadian province, Puerto Rico, Mexico, all 43 states in the US (including DC area), and US Virgin Islands. Elsewhere, you can also find lotteries operated by the public in more than 100 countries on all over the world.

What types of games are there?

Today’s lotteries are available in many forms, including scratch-off tickets, instant tickets, number games, lotto games, video, or keno lottery terminals. These are the most common comes. However, there are also some less popular games, such as passive or Raffles games. In some places, such as Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, and BritishColumbia, you can even play lotteries in their casinos.

How much is lottery annual sale?

it is estimated that the US lottery annual sale reached at least $200 million in 2016. In Canada, the annual sales reached more than $9 billion in 2012.

Which region sells the most lotteries?

In 2005, the highest selling region in North America and the US is New York with more than $6 billion sales. The recored was closely followed by Massachusetts, which scored $4.5 billion of sales. In Canada, the highest selling region was Quebec with more than $3 billion of annual sales. This number could only be followed by Ontario with more than $2 billion of annual lottery sales.

What kind of benefits public receive from the lottery?

The answer may vary from one jurisdiction to another. In many cases, the public receives at least the tax benefit. Other benefits may include the government’s general fund. That’s when the government decides how they can use the tax benefit. They can use the money for various public services, inlcuding education, environment, economic development, senior citizen programs, healthcare, construction project, social service, sports facilities, tax releif, cultural activities, and other purposes.

Who decides the recipient of the money?

In most cases, you have to follow a  certain procedure set by the local government to claim your prize.

How much benefit does public education receive from lottery?

First, it is important to remember that every region has its own right to use the benefit from the lottery. That means, education is not the only option. They can use it for other various purposes, excluding education.

In many places where the local government dedicates the benefit of education, at least there is an increase in the local education spending. Of course, the higher the education spending, the better it is. However, since there is a skyrocketing need for medical care and security costs, such as new prison construction, some governments tend to dedicate the benefits to other sectors in need. In other words, everything will be up to your local government to use the lottery benefit. They can use it for anything as long as the public needs it. So far, there is no rule that can prohibit them from doing so, as long as it is for the public good.

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How You Can Bet on NFL

At ITWFPG, we focus on bringing you the latest news and best articles from betting and lottery world. This time, we will show you how you can win another victory by betting on NFL.

The NFL, as you might know, is one of the most popular betting events in America. With so many people in America alone putting their money on this event, there is no doubt you can get a lot of money if you win this game. However, before you actually wage your money in this sports betting, there are few things you should understand first.

Spread betting

Like many sports betting, an NFL betting is also determined by the number of scores occurred during a game. However, in NFL, there is a slightly different rule about wagering. When you want to bet on NFL, you may see a negative and plus symbol. These symbols indicate whether a team is favored or not to win the game.

Here is a nice example of it.

Indianapolis Colts is set to fight against Tennessee Titans. The spread at kickoff for both teams is -9 (-110) and +9 (-110) respectively. At the end of the game, Indianapolis won the game with 23-20.

The (-110) after the line is commonly known as odds, vig, or juice. Vig is a certain amount of wager the betting site takes from you if you win the bet. In this case, if you win $110 from the game, your profit will be $100.


Other than spread betting, you can also play an NFL betting under moneyline scheme. This scenario is deemed to be more profitable than spread betting if you want to bet on an underdog team.

Here is an example of moneyline betting:

New York Giants: -600

Dallas Cowboys: +450


In this example, if you choose to bet on New York Giants and want to win the $100 prize, you must bet $600. However, if you bet the same amount on the opponent, your profit will increase to $450. As you see, there is a huge gap between the two options. For this reason, some bettors choose to go or even fade against the odds, then bet witha smaller amount than usual.

1st and quarter half line

In most sports betting, people usually bet on the outcome of every game. However, in some sports, like the NBA and NFL like this case, you can also bet on 2 other different occasions. They are the quarter and 1st half line. Of course, there is a difference in betting among these 3 versions.

As the name suggests, if you bet on 1st quarter, you are betting on the winner of the first quarter. At the other side, if you bet on the quarter half line, you bet on who will win the quarter half. That’s how it works. However, as the time range gets closer, you may need to put more attention on every detail that happens during that specific time frame. Anything that happens can change the outcome of the bet. You may even lose the game if you ignore even the tiniest details. So make sure you place all of your attention there. NFL betting sure is tempting, but you can lose as well.

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Simple Steps to Build Your Unique Betting Model

There are plenty of ways you can use to increase your winning chance in betting. One of them is by using a betting model. Don’t worry, it’s not difficult to get it done. You don’t have to hire somebody to make a model for you. Simply follow these steps and you are good to go.

Step by step

First, you need to know what actually a betting model is. A betting model is simply a system that helps you find a specific value in a match by using statistic. In other words, it is a system that helps you to bet based on data, instead of relying only on your luck.

Now, here is how you can make one of your own.

Pick the market

Okay, first, you need to decide the base of your betting model. For example, you want to bet on an over/under game. So, to help you win that game, you need a model that can help you ‘guess’ the total number of goals from both teams, using statistical methods. It is important to pick only one base for your model. The less base you have, the more focus you will put in it and the more accurate the outcome.

Specify your statistics

After picking the base for your model, you need to fill it with data. The second question should be like this, “How far should you collect the data?” Of course, the more data you collect, the more accurate the outcome will be. However, please be cautious. You don’t need to pick data from every match, only the important ones. Usually, it is not farther than both teams’ last 10 matches.

Gather the data

At this point, you should have known where to pick your data. However, please remember. Don’t be too cautious and collect too little. You need as much data as possible that is related to your model. You can easily scale down the amount if they are not needed for the model. Also, get yourself ready. This process might take a long time.

You may be also interested in finding some data from the internet. Thanks to this ‘global archive’, you can easily find almost any type of information with ease.

There are exceptions

After collecting the data, now you have to decide the rules. These rules are for your betting model. You will use the betting model to deal with real matches and for several reasons, it might not work as you expected. Therefore, you have to device how far the model should go, its efficiency and accuracy. It can be anything, but we recommend setting it to several factors that you don’t have enough data on them. As you lack the information, they can change wildly. So, you need to prepare for this.

Build the model

Now you are ready to build your betting model. We recommend using Excel for this purpose. Even so, if you are more familiar with Maple, Freemat, Matlab, or MathCloud, please feel free to use it.

While building the data, make sure you follow all statistic methods. There are many online resources which can teach you about this subject.


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The Brief History of Lottery

Today lotteries have become one of the most famous games in the world. At least millions of people join this game every single day, hoping they would someday win the prize. The number of games available has also grown rapidly in recent years. However, as a game, the lottery is much older than you might think. It can be found in so many ancient cultures and scriptures. It is dated back to millions of years ago when people tried to boost their wealth with a game.

Several centuries later, around the 16th century, people in Florence, Italy began to introduce prize to a lottery. The game is later known as Lotto de Firenze. As the prize began to attract people, the news about getting a huge amount of money by just playing a game quickly spread to other cities. The game soon became so popular that many of those who tried it in Florence tried to bring the game to their own cities, with a little modification of their own. Today, most of the lottery games still go for the name Lotto.

The Colonial times might probably be the golden era of America’s modern lottery. During this era, lotteries are widely held across the country. Most of them were held for either civic or charitable purposes, such as building schools, bridges, or churches. The modern revolution of lottery began to spread in the 1950s when New Hampshire led the revolution by holding its first and most famous lottery back in 1964. Other states and countries soon followed the success.

Today, the lottery has become so famous that anyone knows about it. People of all ages and background are so excited to join this game. It just takes a few bucks for you to have the chance to win hundreds of million dollars. In the US alone, lottery organizers such as Powerball Lottery and MegaMillion can earn billions of dollars from their annual ticket sale alone.

The game spread like wildfire and now, it’s difficult to find someone who doesn’t win a lottery. However, you should remember that no one and nothing can give you 100% guarantee that you will eventually win the prize. No matter how often they win the prize or everything they told you, it’s very important not to believe in their words if they can’t prove it to you. This is a very lucrative game and anyone is eager to scam you and get the money. So, you better be careful. It is always a good idea to join a legit lottery and dig the news from their official news source.

So, choose your favorite lottery and have fun. The latter is very important. Don’t get too focused on the money. Yes, we know how you need the money, but if you are too focused on getting it, you won’t enjoy the game. At the end, it is still a game and every game is always meant to bring fun and joy to those who play it.

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How Far Winning A Lottery Can Affect Someone’s Happiness?

There are some interesting facts about how a lottery can affect someone’s psychology, especially if that person wins the lottery. Some studies even revealed that some people are compelled to enter the lottery because of the promised odds. We are triggered when we saw the winners who brought hundreds of millions of dollars home and we think we can be like them, too. We give ourselves excuses that we could win, without actually understanding the odds, leave alone the risks. Prediction sites like can help to increase your chance of winning.

Other studies also revealed that people with lower income have stronger desire to buy a lottery ticket. These people believe lottery will help them to escape life’s bitter reality. In some aspects, they are not wrong. The lottery can surely help them build a better life. However, that will only happen if they don’t rely everything on luck.

Now, what if you won the lottery? Would you be happy? Most people would say so, but some studies revealed the bitter truth. Winning a lottery almost has nothing to do with your happiness in long term. In fact, many winners reported that winning the lottery has a minor change in their life as well as in their happiness. They are as happy as they were before winning the prize.

Hedonic adaptation

So, what about some people who claim their life has become better and happier after winning a lottery? Are they telling lies?

Well, not actually. They might be saying the truth, but it is just for this moment. Winning a lottery might help bring you to a happier and better life, but it won’t last forever. You might be happy for several days, weeks, or even months after winning the prize. However, in the end, you will eventually return to your original mood.

Some psychology experts believe that this phenomenon might be related to our so-called thermostat. For some people, their thermostat is set to happy, while others are depressed or somewhere in between. Winning the lottery will change that thermostat, either up or down. However, as time passes, that thermostat will eventually return to its original setting.

In other words, it only happens in short period of time. It is the short moment of joy that leads many people to believe that a lottery is the only thing they need to build a better life. The fact is, it is not. The lottery will only help you to achieve that goal if you use it well. It depends on how you manage it and keeping the prize from taking control of you. You will have your happy life if you spend the money on building strong relationships, good social life, fun experiences, and other good things. However, if you end up using the money for bad things, the only thing the money will bring upon your life is sadness.

That’s how money works. It doesn’t matter where it comes: a lottery or somewhere else. It can be your friend or enemy. That’s how the power of money can change your life.


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How Far Can You Guarantee Yourself to Win Powerball Jackpot?

When I first heard about Powerball lottery, I thought winning the jackpot would completely rely on luck. Well, that’s until I learned about the interesting theory about this game. With 1 in 292,201,338 winning odds, do you know that even if you bought the whole ticket, you can still win a huge profit?

Yeah, I know how weird it sounds. Who would possibly want to spend $584 million to buy the whole ticket? Well, let me explain it first. With the lump-sum jackpot estimated at around $930 million, you still have $346 million in your pocket. Also, since you have purchased all the tickets, you will also win all the lower-tier prizes. That means around $200 million extra cash.

Now, if we compare to the $584 million you spent to buy the whole ticket, you can still have $638 million winning.

But, as good as it sounds, this theory has 2 fatal mistakes. The reasons are as follows.

You might have to share your ticket

Victor Matheson, a professor at the College of the Holy Cross who studies economics and accounting once studied the chance of winning a Powerball jackpot. He revealed that the best way to win the prize is by sharing the ticket with 1 other person. If you keep the ticket to yourself, you will only have 25% chance of winning. It is 8% lower than if you share the ticket with someone else (33%). However, if you keep sharing the ticket, you will only decrease your chance. Sharing it with 2 people will leave you with just 25$, 12% for 3 people, and 6% for 4 others.

The professor said all this data lead to 1 conclusive point. It only needs 1 winner to cut your profit.

What if there was no winner from the last drawing? Well, don’t let that fool you. This is unlikely happened. With at least 440 million tickets sold every year, there is 77% possibility that there is at least 1 winner from the last drawing.


It’s almost impossible to buy every ticket

It’s not because no one wants to spend $584 million on the tickets. There are always people who want to spend big in order to win big.

Here is the real reason. it will take too much time purchasing every single ticket. If we need 1 second to purchase a Powerball ticket, then it will take at least 13 years to purchase every combination.

Even if you have an army to do this job for you, it is highly unlikely you can purchase every single ticket before the time runs out. Since the ticket is not available for online sale, you should visit every ticket station across the country to purchase every ticket within 3 days.

It sounds crazy, right?

Well, actually back in February 1992, someone was crazy enough to prove this theory. An Australian consortium tried to purchase every Virginia Lotto ticket in order to win $24 million jackpot. However, even with a company as big as his, he could only purchase 2.4 million out of 7 million tickets sold that day.

Now, please tell me. If a corporation couldn’t do it, how can us?


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These Places Can Turn You into A Better Poker Player

There is one thing I love about poker so much. Unlike many lottery games, this one allows me, as well as everyone, to hone our skills. It is not just a game that relies on luck, but also our skills. There will be always new challenges here in this game, no matter how many experiences you have under your hand.

Once you enjoyed this game, you can’t stop loving it and all the challenges it brings. However, you might find some difficulties when you started playing it for the first time. I once felt the same thing and for this very reason, I want to show you how to encounter this problem.

As I’ve told you before, there are plenty of room to improve your skills in this game. In this article, I’ll show you some of these best places. Remember them and someday you’ll become a great poker player.

Social Poker Networks

Online poker suddenly became our culture darling when Chris Moneymaker won a huge prize back in 2003. Since then, many social poker platforms popped out of nowhere. Two of them, WSOP and Zynga Poker, still remain today as two of the best poker platforms you can play. Today, you can play them for free on Facebook.

Of course, since real poker involves real money, playing at these free platform will not do much to hone your skills. Besides, you will less likely find someone who is particularly good. The only good news is there are thousands or even more players you can find here. All of them have their own playing style. You can use this chance to learn how people play and build their strategies.

Online Rooms

Social networks are a good place if this is your first time playing poker. However, let’s remember not to spend most of your time there. That is if you really want to gain experience and win some real prize from poker. The problem is, social networks won’t help you much in terms of building your poker strategy.

However, we do realize some challenges when you switch from free social poker networks to real online rooms. You want to win some prize, but hate losing your money, right? In this case, you should not worry. Some online rooms offer freeroll tournaments. These tournaments allow you to enter for free, yet it grants real money prize if you win. This is your ideal place to step into a higher level in poker.

There are at least 2 benefits you will get from these tournaments. First, it allows you to taste the real poker and even get real money prize, without spending anything except your time. Second, they are better than free social networks. There are real people who are looking for the prize, just like you. In order to win, you need to beat these guys and their mysterious strategies. Care to find out who will win?

Trusted Poker Sites

One place I can recommend to you is PokerStars. This is, until today, the biggest online poker room we have. Most poker players, including those you frequently see on TV, go to this place to play poker. This is the first natural habitat of poker players should you ask me the question.

This place offers various game levels, spread into cash games and tournaments. You can use this chance to learn to play with your real money. You can begin with $10 or $20 while learning how the system works and people play before joining another game.

In most cases, your skills will be greatly improved after several times playing on this platform. This is because you have to face real challenges on this place. Another reason is you will less likely find players who play because they are curious. There are a lot of pros here and they won’t hesitate to beat you anytime, anywhere.

Once you have learnt enough, try entering some tournaments. You can pick the one most suited to you. Let’s keep your eyes from the prize for this moment. Playing in a tournament is on a completely different level than everything you’ve had before. So, it would be best if you use this chance to learn everything, from the strategies to playing pattern. Learn well and eventually you can become the winner there.


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