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Revealed  The REAL Truth About Lottery Odds
by: Terry Fisher
The Truth about Lottery Odds convinced us to change the way we play. Dramatically. It will almost certainly convince you to
do the same. To illustrate why, we use the USA Power Ball game as an example, but you will soon see the arguments apply to any
Lottery game, 5ball or 6ball.
The odds of getting the first 5 numbers in the 53number USA Powerball
game are 1in2,869,685. The odds of getting the first 5
numbers AND the Power Ball are 1in120,526,770.
That's the Truth … but not the WHOLE
Truth!
If First Prize is $10 Million, the odds are 1in120,526,770. If First
Prize is $100 Million, the odds are STILL 1in120,526,770  but now the
reward is 10 times greater. So, are Odds the perfect measure? We
think not. Does it matter ? We think so.
You see, that 1in120,526,770 relates to buying ONE game. If you
buy 10 games, your odds of winning First Prize are now 1in12,052,677. If
you buy 100 games, your odds of winning First Prize fall to
1in1,205,268.
Using the info in the two paragraphs above, you can make a
Quantum Leap in your Powerball Playing Strategy.
Let's, for example, suppose you budget $20 a week as your lotto money.
To keep it simple, we will assume your lottery starts at $10 Million and
increases every week by $5 Million. It goes for 10 weeks without being
won. If you are like 99% of lotto players, this represents your playing
strategy (or lack of it!).
Odds for $1 You Play Your
Odds First Prize 120,526,770
$20
6,026,338 $10 Million 120,526,770
$20
6,026,338 $15
Million 120,526,770
$20
6,026,338 $20
Million 120,526,770
$20 6,026,338
$25 Million 120,526,770
$20 6,026,338
$30 Million 120,526,770 $20
6,026,338 $35
Million 120,526,770
$20 6,026,338
$40 Million 120,526,770 $20
6,026,338 $45
Million 120,526,770
$20 6,026,338
$50 Million 120,526,770 $20
6,026,338 $55
Million TOTAL
$200
Now let's suppose you change your playing strategy to matching
your investment to the size of the First Prize. Those with
Maths Degrees can do the six decimal places stuff, but we'll keep it
simple by going with gut feeling. Your Odds with the new strategy
might look like this …..
Odds for $1 You Play Your Odds
First Prize 120,526,770
$5 24,105,354
$10 Million 120,526,770
$5 24,105,354 $15
Million 120,526,770
$5 24,105,354 $20
Million 120,526,770 $10
12,052,677 $25
Million 120,526,770 $10
12,052,677 $30
Million 120,526,770
$15 8,035,118 $35
Million 120,526,770
$15 8,035,118 $40
Million 120,526,770
$25 4,821,071 $45
Million 120,526,770 $50
2,410,535 $50
Million 120,526,770 $60
2,008,780 $55
Million TOTAL $200
Your total Investment over ten weeks is still $200  but the
odds have varied dramatically from weektoweek. Under the
old system, the odds were 1in6,026,338 every week. Under the new
system, the odds are much higher while the prize is peanuts  but much
lower as First Prize climbs. On the 10th week, your odds are THREE times
better at 1in2,008,780 than they were when playing $20 every week.
"If First Prize is Peanuts  Play with Peanuts."
"If you are being offered a small fortune, play with a small
fortune."
MYTH NUMBER TWO
"Playing a System Entry Increases Your Chances of Winning."
True …. But again, not the WHOLE Truth.
Playing a System 10 requires paying for 252 games. Of course you
increase your chances of winning … by 252 times (over a single game). But
the advantage is from playing 252 games  however you play those
games.
 If you play 252 random games, or even AutoPick games, your odds of
winning are 1in478,281 (120,526,770 divided by 252).
 If you play the 252 games in a System 10, your odds of winning are
still 1in478,281 (120,526,770 divided by 252).
 If you play 252 games in an organized systematical way, your odds of
winning are still 1in478,281 (120,526,770 divided by 252).
However, there are some tactical advantages &
disadvantages to consider in those three choices.
First, Random or AutoPick entries have no guarantee whatsoever, other
than a 1in478,281 chance of winning.
The big advantage of a System Entry is that it maximizes the
number of prizes you win. But, whether you play a System 8 or a
System 20 … there is only ONE First Division in
there. All the additional Prizes are in the lower
divisions. And it is still a
CONDITIONAL guarantee  you win IF you trap the
winning numbers, but you could end up without a single winning number.
The big advantage of the Organized, Systematical entries
that lottery books promote is a guarantee of a
Prize of some kind.
Play 2 of the 110game entries recommended at http://www.winpowerballlottery.com/powerballlottery.html 
and your 220 games guarantee several small prizes. Toss in 32
additional games and you have exactly the same chance of First Prize as a
System 10 entry  252 chancesin120,526,770. The big advantage is
that 1 or more games in each 110game set is 40% or better on the way to
First Prize; you are absolutely guaranteed 2, 3, 4, or
all 5 winning numbers from playing ALL the numbers in a mathematical
matrix that gives a guaranteed result  and a guaranteed
payout.
Also, those 252 organized games mean you can use all 42 Power Balls 6
times  with a System 10, you get just one Power Ball. So, if you
are organized and play 42 Power Balls 6 times, you
collect $18 from getting the Power Ball correct 6 times.
You also collect from having Two or more winning numbers correct at least
twice. Since the system uses all 53 numbers, you have done
everything possible to maximize your chances.
Of course, 252 games every week is out, unless you are playing in a
Group. So, what Strategy should you adopt? We suggest one of these
approaches.
The first is for playing alone. We recommend the "What Works Eight
Weeks out of Ten" approach. This can start as low as 9 games and build in
sets of 9 games, making it ideal for starting low and building up as First
Prize increases.
The second is for playing in a Group Entry. The 110game entry
guarantees 2, 3, 4 or all 5 numbers together, often more than once, and
guarantees you get the Power Ball at least twice. By
playing all 53 numbers you make sure you have all the winners somewhere in
your entry, all organized in the best possible way. This approach is ideal
for a small group.
When the First Prize has jackpotted / RolledOver to astronomical
proportions, we recommend moving up to the 1325game entry that guarantees
Three or more of the first Five winning numbers.
What are your chances of Four winning numbers ? We guarantee Three
winning numbers together. There are 2 winning numbers left in the
remaining 50 balls  So your chances are 2in50 or 1in25.
The chances of that allimportant Fifth ball are then 1in49. Agreed,
you still have to get the power ball, but knowing you have 60% or more of
the first 5 winning numbers before a ball is even drawn  that's not
a bad starting position!
This 1325game entry demands serious organization. You may need 4050
members to get the funding together. This needs to be in place well
before you need it.
The final choice is using lottery software or lotto books to create
multiple reducedguarantee lotto systems. With 53 numbers  for example 
you could have three sets of eighteen numbers (one number played
twice).
The advantage here is that if you get all the winning numbers in one
set of 18 numbers, the odds of First Prize are much higher than playing 53
numbers together. If your lottery only has 36 balls, 2 sets of 18 numbers
guarantees a prize (your worst split is 3 balls / 2 balls  and your best
5 balls / 0 balls!)
A second advantage is controlling the cost. Most lottery software or
lotto books would have several systems for 18 numbers, one of which should
fit your budget.
Of course, 3 sets of 18 numbers is just one example. Four sets of 14
numbers equals 52 numbers, allowing you to play all but one of the 53
numbers in the USA Powerball game.
Whether you are playing a game with 25 numbers, 53 numbers or anything
in between, you can adapt this strategy to fit your lottery and
budget.
The book "Powerball Strategies" outlines the above strategy in more
detail and has over 20 systems that can be used with any 5ball game.
Start treating Winning the Lottery as a Job
 Then maybe you won't need a Job!
Author's Link: This Special Report is from
Terry Fisher, CEO, LottoMasta International and Author of several
Lottery Books, including "Winning Lotto Secrets" and "Powerball
Pro." For a "ranking" of the best lottery books on the web, please
visit http://www.lotterybooks.com/
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