I’m the go-to guy in our family, and here’s an example why. One of my daughters lost the combination for her bike lock after not using it for a couple of years.
“By any chance do you know the combination?” she texted me.
And within 30 seconds I had sent the 4 digit number back to her.
“u r awesome” she texted in reply.
I store most things that seem important, and I knew she would lose the combination sometime. Everybody does at some time.
After she bought the lock I put the number in Evernote where I could find it easily through a global search. And 2 years later I was the good Dad for a few minutes.
When you play the lottery, the procedure seems such a simple thing. Fill in your tickets, hop down to the store, collect your prizes.
Don't forget to go off-peak, to avoid the queue (photo).
But there are many problems that will stop you getting your fair share of the massive amount of prizes available in the world today... lost or incorrectly filled tickets, missed deadlines, playing wrong games, and more.
Take a moment to read these tips, and you’ll never miss out on your lottery prizes, or lose your bike lock combo, again:
#- You only need do this task once with the Silver Lotto System: double check to see that you have entered all the numbers correctly and that you have the right number of tickets. One Silverite told us he forgot to throw away his test ticket and played it, so he paid for two sets of numbers - one of which was wrongly filled out.
#- Keep your original coupons - the tickets with your Silver Lotto System numbers on - in an envelope, pouch or a folder. I was standing behind a lady in a lottery store one time who pulled out a very wrinkled lottery ticket to play. It had to be put through the machine twice, and finally entered manually because it couldn't be read properly. Your tickets are permanent, they have to last a while. So make sure they are protected. I use this custom cover provided from the lottery store.
#- Are you playing the best game for your money? You’ll get better odds with the lowest number of ball numbers, and numbers. If you have a choice of two games with 5 balls and 42 numbers, or 6 balls and 75 numbers, go with the first one. It will usually have lower prize amounts, but the chances of getting a jackpot prize is much higher.
#- Are you playing your game on the less popular days? This means fewer players and the chance of sharing less of your prixes with them. Talk with your lotto store to see which games are the least popular, and play those.
#- Are you concentrating on one game only? The lottery is one type of investment where it pays to focus on one game only. Don’t get tempted to spread your tickets round... you are just diluting your odds. Stick to one game through thick and thin.
#- Make sure you have left enough time to play before the game's deadline. This post is an excellent example of how one player lost $27 million by not meeting the deadline.
#- Are you a member of a private lottery syndicate? Make sure you have the rules of play and ownership clearly set out before you buy the tickets. Here's a sample lotto syndicate agreement you can use.
#- Get your tickets officially checked by the retail store’s machine, even if you only have a few and they don’t appear to be winning tickets. The risk of getting the numbers wrong and missing out on a prize is too great. Your failing eyesight and smudged tickets could make the difference between $10 and a million.
#- Get your tickets and receipts back from the lotto store when you win. This will help you if there is any confusion over the ticket numbers.
#- If you have winning tickets of any value, keep them in a safe place until you can cash them in. The best place is in a bank safe, but sometimes that's not always possible - if you win in the weekend for example. Here’s some ideas for hiding them.
And finally, here’s an extensive lottery checklist you can use that covers almost every lottery playing situation.
Once again I got another prize using the lotto80 (LottoPredict). This time it was all up $27,000.00 from 3 tickets over the last month and I cant thank you enough for the opportunity to get winning tickets all the time.