Lotto Max: Fri Feb 11: $30 million



Last week’s jackpot of $21 million had zero winning tickets so the OLG lumped it all together to further whip up our frenzy for taking home the big one. I notice that Wednesday’s 6/49 also didn’t have a winning ticket so good lord, we’re in for one giant weekend. Saturday’s 6/49 jackpot also stands at $30 million! Double your pleasure, double your fun?

Hmmm, according to the stats on the site, your chance of winning the Lotto Max is one in 28 million while the 6/49 is one in 14 million. Really? I had no idea that I had such a better chance of travelling to Tahiti thanks to the 6/49 as opposed to the Max. Gee if I’ve got a fat chance of getting the Max, that means I’ve got half a fat chance of getting the 6/49. I feel so much luckier now. Ha!

How to pick numbers for the lottery

The Internet has got all sorts of schemes "guaranteed" to assure you the winning a ticket. Click here for a Google search.

The web site How To Do Things reveals that using family birthdays is the most meaningful. Of course they do mention in passing that lotteries just happen to come down to chance. I didn’t find the word "fat" on the page used as a prefix to the word chance but I feel certain the author of the article may have had it in mind as he wrote his tongue-in-cheek recommendations for selecting numbers.

But why use meaningful family birthdays when we can get scientific? The Delta Lotto System purports to reveal great mystical secrets in selecting numbers which can be further enhanced by the purchase of a DVD for $14.95. You may not win the lottery but I can guarantee you that somebody somewhere is getting wealthier fourteen dollars and ninety-five cents at a time.

Final Word

One word? The "final" word? If you want to play, ya gotta pay. The final word is: buy as in buy a ticket. See you at the ticket counter when we scan our tickets to verify our win!

All the latest winning numbers

You can visit the Lotto web site and check out all the latest winning numbers including Poker, 49, Lottario, Keno, Pick 4, Pick 3 and Payday. Of course, all the Encore numbers can be found there as well.


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