Big Sweep, 4D, Toto…so many different ways to win. And on top of that, a ticket is only a few dollars. Even if you have a snowball’s chance in a microwave, that small investment is worth the possible payoff right? Besides, you will find systems you can use to improve your odds. There are whole books about this. In the following paragraphs, I talk to some serious lotto players. Then I examine the numbers behind it.
I found some punters who state they have won it big inside the lottery. Coincidentally, one of them I meet each morning: Ellice (pronounced ‘Alice’) Kwong is actually a housewife, with two children in JC. I encounter her at the www.4dresultsingapore.online every morning, where she invariably comments in my having five of the same shirt. She tells me that:
“I uncertain just how much I spend also. You may well ask me also I don’t remember. Maybe $60 30 days. $20 for 4D, $40 for Toto. I do believe needs to be greater than many people spend. But you know I purchased win numerous times! 4 times already. If my luck is nice just play lah.”
Dominic Wang is another serious punter. He’s a former house mover, who now deals in lighting fixtures. He says: “I spend around $50, maybe more. I think using the right system, it’s quite possible to win. I’ve won twice myself, once I won over $3000. I do believe providing you know what you really are doing, you don’t go and randomly tikam-tikam*, chances are much less bad as many people think.”
But most of the lottery lovers I spoke too come with an entirely different experience:
Jerome Quok is really a Mass Communications student, who moonlights as a short order cook. He tells me he spends: “At most $10 per month. Maybe less. I don’t really go with the mindset which i will win. It’s just for the excitement after i look into the results. It’s a lot more like entertainment than a real investment. I only ever won once, plus it was something pathetic. Under $100.”
I said “it’s still money,” but Jerome said the win was after playing regularly for four or five years.
Aaron Siew is just one of those friends I love to hate. He’s does typesetting for brochures and magazines. When he comes over to steal borrow more DVDs, I ask about his Toto obsession: “I guess I spend about $20 monthly. I promised i will win Toto at least one time in my life. It’s a ‘must do before I die’ thing. I don’t care even if it’s consolation prize, so long as I win at least once inside my life. I’ve never won ANY lucky draw or anything before.”
I asked if this wasn’t a very good reason never to buy Toto. But he suggested I dip my head in a bucket three times and pull it twice, then he left. I asked Jenna McCormick, who lives two floors below me. She’s a housewife, with one kcwrbm in Primary school.
“I think Louisa (her mother-in-law) features a bad influence on me. When she buys, I’ll buy. That’s about $20 per month, however, many months I don’t buy at all. I don’t really understand the different systems, she (Louisa) will tell me how you can colour the slots in. I won once, it absolutely was several hundred dollars. And So I split it along with her so we had a big party at Pizza Hut, and my share was all gone following that!”