WINNING LOTTERY CLUBS
by Robert Perkis / Lotto-Logix
Would you be willing to share your lottery prize with others
if doing so gave you a better chance to win? If your answer
is yes, you are a prime candidate for recruitment into a
lottery club. So, join today, get rich, see the world, what
could be wrong with this picture? Let's see, as we explore
the lottery clubs.
Stupid Clubs: This is where you are the only member buying
tickets and you've publicly promised to share your prize
with others. Verbal contracts sworn before witnesses can be
legally binding, so don't promise to buy all the guys at the
bar new cars if you win.
Bloody Nose Club: Read the book, How to Play Lotto for Free.
Form a lottery club pooling money from friends, family and
co-workers. Hide the fact you get a free ride till someone
does the math.
Suicide Clubs: A winning club consisting of you, your
mother-in-law, your ex-spouse, your flaky sibling and the
weird guy that rents a room next door.
Private Clubs: Like minded lottery players get together to
pool expenses in order to play a system, or software wheel
beyond their individual means. They work with a book such
as Michael Burke's book, Win Million$$ Playing the Lottery
and use the rules and contracts therein to insure problem
Commercial Clubs (Honest): General indicators; Low key
promotion lacking in outrageous claims; Overhead between ten
and twenty percent of subscriptions collected; Operators do
appear reasonably interested in winning and are willing to
discuss in general terms their method for making it happen.
Commercial Clubs (Other): General indicators; They call you
on the phone with exciting information; Cost of play exceeds
fifty percent; Secret method to win with possible mention of
"wheeling" being used. Check out this "good deal"
promotional club intended to get new members. . .
300 Share (The Wealth) Club
Weekly Plays ................... 100
Number of Weeks ...................6
Total Plays .....................600
Total Cost ...................$39.00
Your Cost Per Ticket ..... 6.5 cents
Salesman, "Now, I ask you. Where else can you play lottery
for only six and a half cents per ticket?"
In reality, 300 people are going to send in $39.00 and that
is 300 X $39.00 = $11,700.00 and the club buys $600.00 worth
of tickets. If the club were the sole winner of $7 million,
sale of the annuity would bring about $2.5 million divided
by 300, figure each member would win $8,333. before taxes.
Commercial Clubs (MLM): This hybrid attempts to encourage
rapid growth by returning roughly ten to fifteen percent of
player overcharges (as shown above) to players who recruit
new members. First you overpay to play, then you recover
some of your losses by getting others to make the same
mistake. Your "Guaranteed Income" ensues when the return
from your recruits exceeds your own outlay for membership.
Despite some exaggerated attempts to suggest you will win
and share with others a wonderful lottery prize, the actual
dollar emphasis is primarily on building a downline of your
recruits endlessly recruiting newer recruits, etc.
Scratcher Clubs: When properly armored, these clubs use the
anonymity of the internet to hide their foreign locale while
in relative safety allowing them to spread their recruitment
information. Little more then "hi-tech" chain-letters, the
clubs offer individually numbered (otherwise identical) web
pages written with a marketing strategy to allay suspicion
and promote hope mixed with greed. Members send a lottery
scratch-off ticket to six pyramid leaders above them, while
attempting to recruit new members who will send them a
ticket and so it grows.
On the plus side, long term members whose accounts aren't
canceled for spamming their recruitment messages into e-mail
boxes and news groups, can receive a lot of lottery tickets.
On the negative side, the odds any one of those tickets will
have a prize worth winning is pretty low. Furthermore, the
degree of risk of being prosecuted for violating numerous
state, federal and international statutes grows in direct
proportion to your success.
Sharing Clubs: Members purchase lottery tickets, either on
their own or through a club. The agreed upon arrangement is
to equally share out up to 90% of the prize you may win,
with other club members who have agreed to do the same if
they should win. In clubs where members are allowed to pick
the actual numbers they play on each ticket, there is a
certain inherent fairness value to paying a larger share to
the member who picked the winning ticket.
The Reality of Lottery Clubs: While most club members
concentrate on getting the best deal, price vs ticket share.
The actual problem with clubs is more insidious, as players
tend to turn to clubs because they have no good idea how to
win on their own within their budget and hope the club does.
Besides buying more tickets, does a lottery club improve
your chances of winning, over what you can do on your own?
Now that's a tough one, because mathematically speaking each
and every ticket has an equal chance in the next drawing and
in all drawings over time. When you purchase more tickets,
there is a straight division of tickets into odds, so that
two tickets cut the odds in half, four tickets cut the odds
into quarters, etc.
Everything in lotto is balanced, everything rides/shares the
see-saw with something else. Any playing strategy you might
implement in the hopes of improving your chances when one
style of drawing will occur, equally decreases your chances
of winning if a different style of drawing does occur.
Based on this reality, one needs to examine the "winning
strategy" of any lottery club they may think about joining.
Most clubs aren't exactly forthcoming, but you can get
enough clues to figure it out.
One club says it has a secret number picking method and they
pick 12 numbers to fully wheel in 924 combinations. This
means they have covered 100% of all the possible six number
combinations, twelve numbers can combine to make. If all
six numbers fall among their twelve they will have a grand
prize winning ticket worth millions.
On the other hand, you can guarantee yourself at least a
four number winning ticket if all six winning numbers fall
into your twelve number wheel, in only six combinations.
Just replace my pointer numbers with yours.
01) 01-02-04-09-10-11 02) 01-03-04-05-06-07
03) 01-04-05-08-10-12 04) 02-03-06-07-08-12
05) 02-05-08-09-11-12 06) 03-06-07-09-10-11
The only problem with my wheel and the club's wheel, is in a
6/49 game, the odds of all six winning numbers falling into
any set of twelve numbers is on the order of 1 in 15,134.00
and that means its not likely to happen any time soon.
The only way for a club to have all the winning numbers
among the combinations they play, is to put all the numbers
into play. While this may not guarantee they will win
anything, it does guarantee they haven't lost before the
first ball is drawn.
There are wheels that can 100% guarantee at least a three
number winning ticket in as few as 168 combinations covering
all 49 numbers in a 6/49 game. There are also wheels that
can guarantee a slightly lower percentage of guarantee with
far fewer tickets if your club would be willing to settle
for, say a 80% guarantee of at least three numbers correct
in fewer then 100 combinations.
Whether you join a lotto club or play on your own, look
beyond the cost to play and examine the playing strategy and
make sure it is one that can win something most of the time.
Good luck to you.