There's a better way of choosing lottery numbers. Don't use the 'lucky' lotto pen!

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The blurb says: "Let the lotto numbers pick themselves for you! Just shake, shake, shake the $8 pen, and let the selected numbers be your lucky guide to winning. The unique 'Baby Rattle' design features lotto type balls with numbering on 2 sides for easy viewing. Good for Mega Millions and Powerball.”

We suggest you stick to the Silver Lotto System - but have a laugh at this!

How to fight off the lottery zombies who are out to steal your share of the prizes

How to fight off the lottery zombies who are out to steal your share of the prizes

It's easy to look at the many millions of dollars in many lottery prizes, and completely forget where that money comes from.

These funds are collected from a huge number of players just like you and me. Each of us putting in maybe a couple of dollars, or up to thousands of dollars a time.

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The bizarre lotto number pattern that gave 6 winners only half a million each

The bizarre lotto number pattern that gave 6 winners only half a million each

There’s actually a worse way to fill in your lottery tickets than using fortune cookies.

Among the many basic lottery number mistakes I tell players to stay away from are ticket patterns. These are lines which form a pattern on the coupon, and they really say "I have no idea what I'm doing."

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Neighbors Flock To Lucky Home To Wait For A MUSHROOM To Give Them Lottery Numbers

Neighbors Flock To Lucky Home To Wait For A MUSHROOM To Give Them Lottery Numbers

Thai lottery street sellers flock to the strange mushroom that has caused excitement in a Thai neighborhood. PHOTO

A rare Octopus Stinkhorn mushroom was discovered in the pot of a Bangkok houseplant and has become an object of worship and potential fortune as crowds line up to obtain their lucky lottery numbers from it.

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How Soon After The Draw Do You Check Your Lottery Ticket Numbers?

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How quickly after the draw do you check your lottery ticket numbers? Some players wait until the next game to buy their new tickets and get the past draw checked then. Other players check immediately the game has finished. When do you get your tickets checked? Share your times with us!

TIP: Don't forget to always have your tickets checked by machine. Human error, like mistaking a 7 for a 1, could be a big problem when jackpot millions are at stake. 

If Lottery Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Have Never Won - Which Numbers Will Hit The Elusive Jackpot?

If Lottery Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Have Never Won - Which Numbers Will Hit The Elusive Jackpot?

This anonymous winner won his prize by using numbers from a winning scratch-off. Players try many different ways to win, but only a few are successful.

IT'S a curious question that’s been asked a million times. Have any lottery games been won with the unlikely number combination of 1,2,3,4,5,6? So we set out to see.

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How To Improve Your Lottery Winning Odds With This One Tip

How To Improve Your Lottery Winning Odds With This One Tip

Winning is easy to understand when you relate it to finding a rare car on the road. Photo: ExoticSpotter

Here's why playing the same set of numbers as often as you can leads to more wins.

What you are really doing when you play the lottery more frequently is increasing the opportunities to win, and this can be shown with this simple example.

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Here's A Valuable Giant Checklist For Winning Any Lottery

I run my life on checklists. Every day I have about 20 items I need to do daily for my business - more for other tasks.

If I forget one point on the list, my effectiveness drops. Maybe I'll miss an essential part for my customers.

For example, I have 7 items to cover writing and posting this blog post. Now, I've done it for so many years that I should know the procedure off by heart.

But if I get interrupted in any way and come back a few hours later, with the checklist I know exactly where I left off in the process.

You can use a similar checklist for winning the lottery. Here's a list of items you need to check off before, during and after you start playing:

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