DISASTERS: How NOT To Fill Out Your Lottery Ticket Even If You're Desperate

This Mega Millions player shows us the worst way to fill out a lottery ticket - using the numbers from a fortune cookie prediction slip (known as a 'fortune.')

It's a bad idea. In a previous post nearly 200 winners got a smaller share of the main prize than they expected. All because they used the same cookie winning numbers.

Getting your numbers from a common source will cause two problems:

1. It will reduce your chances of winning because the source is normally too common, like the fortune cookie numbers.

2. In the unlikely event of a win, you will be sharing your prize with dozens of others who used the same method.

It's obvious that a lot of players are desperate enough to use commonly accessed numbers. Don't be one of them! Use the Silver Lotto System and grab the bulk of the win for yourself.

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