The lottery results are in: 12, 4, 39, 58, 47, 7.
You glance down at your ticket: 12 (yes), 4 (yes!), 39 (what are the odds?), 58 (you’ve got a good feeling about this one), 47 (REALLY?!)…and….11.
There’s no feeling more frustrating in the world than missing the lottery by one number. The prize money was so close you could almost taste it — you were just one number away from paying off the mortgage, from a new boat, from a summer home in Maui…
But unfortunately, this time, it wasn’t meant to be. The odds were mostly in your favor…but mostly doesn’t count. All is not lost: take comfort in the fact that you chose some great lotto numbers. You’ve got a gift for picking…now never pick those numbers again.
Why Shouldn’t I Pick Those Numbers Again? They Were Lucky, Weren’t They?
Yes. They were lucky…once. What are the odds that those same exact numbers will get picked again in the future? Probably, not very good. Statistically, speaking, there is technically just as much chance of any numbers get picked as any other, but the chances of the same exact set of numbers getting picked again. So you use your judgement.
Don’t Give Up, Either
You had a close call and might have a few more before you finally win that jackpot. Maintain your lotto strategy: don’t ease up, and don’t go crazy and buy all the tickets in town. Nothing has really changed– after all, you didn’t win, did you? Treat this week like any other.
Finally, Commiserate With Others
There are thousands of almost-winners out there who can share your pain. Find online forums or lotto enthusiast Facebook groups. Don’t forget to leave comments on RewardIt blogs where you can air your frustrations. You’ll find a sympathetic audience who’ll understand your pain– and they’ll encourage you to keep on playing. The next win may be just around the corner!