A dream of many people is to have a windfall of money simply drop into their lap. The problem is, there are very few opportunities for the average person to reach that dream, other than winning the jackpot lottery.
When you decide that you are in it to win it, it is just a matter of finding the right numbers and playing them at the right time.
People go to great lengths to win the lottery, and many of them have their own special system. There may be some benefit to playing a system if you stick with it but sometimes, it is just about the having a little luck.
A man in Pennsylvania was able to win the lottery after he used his numbers from a fortune cookie.
Ronnie Martin loves Chinese food and he would eat it at every opportunity. Little did he know that his love for Chinese food would someday make him a rich man.
He had opened a fortune cookie years ago and liked the numbers that he saw on the page inside. From that point forward, he played those numbers on that day every year and it finally paid off.
It happened a few days ago when the numbers turned out to be the five numbers pulled from the Powerball.
The local news said that Martin had a difficult time believing it when the gas station clerk said that he had won the lottery.
“Alright, let’s get the form out,” he said with a sigh of relief after the clerk scanned the ticket.
Martin and his wife are going to use the money to pay off old debts, their house and put some money in savings.
It turns out that this isn’t the first time somebody has won the lottery from Fortune cookie numbers.
In Virginia, a woman was playing the Virginia lotteries cash 5 game and won $100,000. She used the numbers from a fortune cookie.
“[She] was dusting when she found a fortune cookie. She showed it to her husband and then decided to start playing the numbers from the cookie in the lottery,” the lottery spokesperson said, according to WTVR.
Just in case you were wondering, those numbers were: 3-4-16-24-26
It’s amazing how random numbers printed on a small piece of paper and stuffed inside of a cookie could change people’s lives.
If you are interested in winning, you can use these five tips from lottery winners in the past:
1. By more than one ticket
It may only take one ticket to win but if you have several on hand, you have a greater chance of winning.
2. Buy at the right time
You may want to purchase tickets for mega millions or Powerball but you have the stats stacked against you. If you really want to play the odds, try unpopular games with low payouts during the least popular times of the year.
3. Use these numbers in your list
According to a statistics teacher at the southern University of Louisiana, the most common numbers that were found in the lottery were 20, 37, 2, 31 and 35. 42 was the most popular of all of the numbers.
4. Play with friends
Even though you would have to split the winnings, you do have a better chance of leaving with something if you play with someone else.
5. Choose your lucky numbers.
It is always best to choose numbers that work for you and then stick with them for the long term. Switching numbers from one time to the next is less likely to make you a winner.