As a daily lottery player I can tell you that there is nothing like your first win. It instantly takes away the memories of all the previous day, weeks and months losses. The day you win the lottery you immediately go out and play extra numbers, this betters your chances. Playing more numbers do better your chances in mathematical terms, but overspending daily to chase those extra numbers, won't put you ahead even when you do win. You will still be in the whole from the gambling of days gone by.The daily numbers, or the "Numbers Game" is statistically a better bet. Picking three numbers instead of four is about the cut off for making any good money if you hit, while still spending minimal. Unless you are willing to put a massive bet on the 1 or 2 numbers for winning.
I will start off by saying if you pick a 3 number bet for $1 and you win, the winnings will be over the $500 dollar mark, which is the cut off for collecting your winnings at a store lottery agent. You will need to go to the lottery sub headquarters to collect and their you will have to fill out tax forms.
If you play the same 3 numbers for 50 cents and play that number 2,3,or 4 times, you will not have to go to the lottery sub headquarters if you win. You can take all your tickets to the store, collect your winnings. You legally should still pay taxes on anything you win over $500, but unfortunately for the state there is no record of anyone winning under that amount. When splitting the tickets, each would be worth 1/2 of what a dollar bet would pay out.
If you play the first 3 numbers for 50 cents and play it 2 times, you have a dollar bet. If this should win it will bring you anywhere from $500-$800 more or less. So for that dollar it is a pretty good pay off. I play no more than $5 a day. This is all I will allow myself to spend.
This is a vice that is fun and can get out of hand quickly when you try and chase the numbers. If you play just the first three exact numbers for the 50 cent ticket times two, you will be able to have 5 different numbers for each nights drawings by only spending $5 daily. This gives you five chances to win over $500 every night of the week without breaking your bank.
I suggest that you keep the same five, 3 number picks every night. You will be surprised how many times in a course of a year that they will win. You can check out their statistics on how often they came in by going to your state lottery web site and do a little research.
Don't be too quick to change your number once it has come in because I have experienced a 3 number exact pick come in two nights in a row . Another one of my three number picks hit twice in two weeks. You will see by your research on the web site that there are some numbers that frequently come in and others that have never come in, or have come in just once.
I suggest that you play the lottery this way to save money in the long run and it also gives you a much better statistical chance at winning with the three numbers as opposed to more. I play this each night along with one of the big games. Those big games are very improbable of winning, but who knows. They only cost a dollar for a chance to win millions, so why not.