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Today’s question is about the lottery; specifically, whether there are any systems or techniques you can use to improve your odds.
Personally, I rarely play the lottery and would suggest you don’t either. But I’m not a stickler about it. If you want to drop a buck or two and find it entertaining, be my guest. I’m not so sanguine, however, about people charging money and promising to increase your odds.
Here’s what I think about systems or books promising to increase your lottery odds:
For more information on this topic, check out “Can You Improve Your Lottery Odds?” and “10 Crazy Events More Likely to Happen to You Than Winning the Lottery.”
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I founded Money Talks News in 1991. I’m a CPA, and have also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.
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