Online Toto…so many different ways to win. And on top of that, a ticket is just a few dollars. Even for those who have a snowball’s chance in a microwave, that small investment is worth the potential payoff right? Besides, there are systems you can use to improve your odds. You can find whole books about it. In this post, I talk to some serious lottery players. Then I examine the numbers behind it.
Winning Punters – I found some punters who claim to have won it big in the 먹튀검증. Coincidentally, one of them I meet every day: Ellice (pronounced ‘Alice’) Kwong is a housewife, with two children in JC. I encounter her at the MRT station every morning, where she invariably comments on my having five of the identical shirt. She tells me that:
“I not sure exactly how much I spend also. You may well ask me also I don’t remember. Maybe $60 30 days. $20 for 4D, $40 for Toto. I do believe needs to be more than most people spend. However, you know I bought win a lot of times! 4 times already. If my luck is nice just play lah.”
Dominic Wang is another serious punter. He’s a former house mover, who now deals in light fixtures. He says: “I spend around $50, maybe more. I do believe with the right system, it’s quite possible to win. I’ve won twice myself, once I won over $3000. I think as long when you know what you are actually doing, you don’t go and randomly tikam-tikam*, chances are not as bad as most people think.”
Not-so-Lucky Punters – But the majority of the lottery lovers I spoke too provide an entirely different experience:
Jerome Quok is a Mass Communications student, who moonlights as a short order cook. He tells me he spends: “At most $10 a month. Maybe less. I don’t really opt for the mindset that I will win. It’s just for that excitement once i check the final results. It’s more like entertainment than a real investment. I only ever won once, and it was something pathetic. Lower than $100.”
I said “it’s still money,” but Jerome said the win was after playing regularly for four or five years.
Aaron Siew is just one of those friends I enjoy hate. He’s does typesetting for brochures and magazines. When he comes up to steal borrow more DVDs, I find out about his Toto obsession: “I guess I spend about $20 a month. I promised i will win Toto at least once in my life. It’s a ‘must do before I die’ thing. I don’t care even if it’s consolation prize, so long because i muncjo at least once in my life. I’ve never won ANY lucky draw or anything before.”
I asked if this wasn’t a good reason to not buy Toto. But he suggested I dip my head in a bucket 3 x and pull it out twice, then he left. I asked Jenna McCormick, who lives two floors below me. She’s a housewife, with one child in Primary school.
“I think Louisa (her mother-in-law) includes a bad impact on me. When she buys, I’ll buy. That’s about $20 a month, however, many months I don’t buy in any way. I don’t really understand the different systems, she (Louisa) will inform me how to colour the slots in. I won once, it was a few hundred dollars. Therefore I split it along with her so we enjoyed a big party at Pizza Hut, and my share was all gone next!”