Have You Ever Missed Winning The Lottery By Just One Number?

Has this scenario ever happened to you? Have you ever missed winning the lottery by number? It is actually not as rare as you think. This happens to thousands of people every year.

Picture this – You are sitting at your computer and checking your lotto ticket numbers on the lottery’s net site. First number matches. Chilled. Second number matches. You are getting somewhere. Third number matches. Nice. Fourth number matches. Wow! Fifth number matches. Oh my gosh, this might be lovely. Last number misses. D’oh!

It is not in Canada that so plenty of people get close to winning the jackpot without actually winning it. For example, in Florida, it is common that about twenty people get 5-out-of-6 numbers in the Florida Lotto each draw. Florida Lotto is drawn two times a week, so we are taking a look at over 4000 Floridians getting close to winning the lottery every year. And that is game in state. Imagine what the number would be if they counted all the close-calls in all of the states.

Let me give you an example of the sheer number of people that missing winning a jackpot by number. In Canada, the most popular game is Lotto 649. To win the jackpot, you need to match 6-out-of-6 numbers. On any given draw, it is normal that no-one wins the jackpot. Sometimes person wins the jackpot, sometimes. But would you like to know how plenty of people get 5-out-of-6-numbers? It is usually anywhere from 50 to 100 people. Lotto 549 is played two times a week in Canada and that means, in any given year, about 5000 to ten,000 people in the country miss winning the lottery by number. that is plenty of people.

That is why I am writing this today – If this close-call phenomenon has ever happened to you, you ought to know that you are not alone. It happens to far more people than you can imagine.

Some people are over happy to match 5-out-of-6 numbers in the lotto. After all, matching that plenty of numbers usually ends in a prize of a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. That is money in your pocket that you didn’t have prior to the win. Other people, however, are not happy about. After all, they were number away from winning a life-changing amount of money, perhaps millions of dollars. What do you think? Would you be happy about being number short of a jackpot?

Check out the lottery winner weblog. It features the latest sizable jackpot winners, people like Dan Bruckner, who won a $206 million Mega Millions jackpot.


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