I was standing in my local lottery shop with a bunch of winning tickets in my hand, waiting in the queue to cash them in.
And the guy ahead was making small talk with the shop owner about the $27 million jackpot just won further up our island.
He was thinking of traveling up to the store which sold the winning tickets - to buy some.
To catch some luck.
I looked at him to see if he was joking.
But all he said was that it was too far - a 6 hour trip and he didn't have the time. It made me wonder what strange beliefs some people hold. And the thought of a "lucky shop" was one of the oddest.
Here's my answer...
FACT: It doesn't matter WHERE you buy your tickets.
The numbers have no geographical preference. They don't all swoop down on some small town and decide to nest there.
FACT: Lottery numbers have no memory.
Otherwise you'd be able to play through a series of number sequences and guarantee that in 70 years you'd strike the right combo.
It just doesn't work that way.
In fact, all that's happening is that the store gets a lot of ticket buyers. More players bring more action.
Maybe the store started on a lucky winning streak a while back, and then as the word got round more people visited and bought their tickets there.
It is just like the Silver Lotto System... the more tickets you buy, the luckier you become!
So don't fall for the urban myth. Settle down close to home and buy wherever is convenient for YOU.