Not That Much Of A Noobie

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We’re all noobies at something. Even though we rarely like to admit it.

I’m a noobie at way more things than I care to list right now.

But one thing my inbox didn’t reveal my noobieness (is that a real word?) for was an email promising me the world on a plate. I’m sure you’ve had these too, but this one wasn’t spam because I did request to be on the mailing list.

You see, lottery games are something I’ve toyed with for years, so I read a few blogs and get a few emails about tips and techniques for playing them all the time.

And once in a while like today I get one recommending something that can predict the lottery. Oh, OK, let’s be really fair, it says it can ‘help’ predict. That’s a fine line between statement of something useful and hedging in my opinion but let’s keep this accurate.

Now I don’t know about you but I’m a bit of a sceptic when it’s comes to this whole prediction lark. I mean, we are after all talking about predicting something which has essentially been designed to be unpredictable hasn’t it?

Which is the whole problem. How do they prove that these predictions work? Win the jackpot a few times? Or just pretend it all makes sense and start selling the software to other people…

So I passed on that one.

But there ways to improve your chances of winning the lottery though. You just have to think about it in a sensible and rational manner. Such as using a lottery syndicate. No miracles there, just a group of people pooling funds to buy more tickets. You can find out about online lottery syndicates here but fairly obviously, they do work simply because more tickets means better odds.

And I personally do like playing one of the very popular European games, Euromillions (official site), in this way. I don’t live in the right country to be able to buy a ticket over the counter, which is why I play online instead. One of the ways I do that is with a company called B.F.L. (read a review of the Big Fat Lottos Euromillions club). It isn’t the cheapest way to do things, but it’s the most convenient for me anyway.

It’s usually better, I should add, to play a game where you can go to a lottery store and buy tickets yourself. That way it is cheaper. You get less choice of which games you can play, and actually have to do a bit more work yourself but that’s the trade-off I suppose.