When I turned 18, I decided to buy a scratch-off card from my local gas station just for the heck of it. I was finally old enough to taste the thrill of the gamble, but it wasn’t my lucky day.
Apparently, I just didn’t know the tricks of the trade that others have used to rake in the dough from their state lotteries over the years. I’m not talking about the exceptionally blessed folks who manage to pick the right Power Ball numbers. Rather, I’m referring to those who try their hand at the stacks of colorful scratch-off cards lining the shelves of most convenience-store registers.
Like any other gamble, there are patterns you can pick up on if you pay close enough attention. You’re still taking a risk, of course, but there are definitely ways to tip the odds in your favor.
Have you ever used any of the methods below to help you win some cold cash? Do you have any other tips we didn’t find?
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