Big Sweep, 4D, Toto…so many different ways to win. And in addition to that, a ticket is only a few dollars. Even if you 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 boost your odds. You can find whole books about this. In the following paragraphs, I talk to some serious lotto players. Then I check out the numbers behind it.
I found some punters who claim to have won it big inside the lottery. Coincidentally, one of them I meet each morning: Ellice (pronounced ‘Alice’) Kwong is really a housewife, with two children in JC. I come across her on the https://www.4dresultsingapore.online/ every morning, where she invariably comments on my having five the exact same shirt. She tells me that:
“I unsure exactly how much I spend also. You may ask me also I don’t remember. Maybe $60 one month. $20 for 4D, $40 for Toto. I believe should be greater than most people spend. However you know I bought win so many times! 4x already. If my luck is nice just play lah.”
Dominic Wang is yet another serious punter. He’s a former house mover, who now deals in light fixtures. He says: “I spend around $50, maybe more. I believe with the right system, it’s quite possible to win. I’ve won twice myself, once I won over $3000. I believe providing you know what you are doing, you don’t go and randomly tikam-tikam*, chances are much less bad since many people think.”
But the majority of the lottery lovers I spoke too come with 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 per month. Maybe less. I don’t really go with the mindset that I will win. It’s just for the excitement when I look at the results. It’s a lot more like entertainment than a real investment. I only ever won once, and it also was something pathetic. Less than $100.”
I said “it’s still money,” but Jerome said the win was after playing regularly for four or 5 years.
Aaron Siew is among those friends I enjoy hate. He’s does typesetting for brochures and magazines. When he comes to steal borrow more DVDs, I inquire about his Toto obsession: “I guess I spend about $20 per month. I promised i will win Toto at least once within my life. It’s a ‘must do before I die’ thing. I don’t care even if it’s consolation prize, as long as I win at least one time within my life. I’ve never won ANY lucky draw or anything before.”
I asked if this wasn’t a good reason never to buy Toto. But he suggested I dip my head in a bucket three times and pull it all out twice, then he left. I asked Jenna McCormick, who lives two floors below me. She’s a housewife, with one kcwrbm in Primary school.
“I think Louisa (her mother-in-law) has a bad impact on me. When she buys, I’ll buy. That’s about $20 per month, however some months I don’t buy whatsoever. I don’t really be aware of the different systems, she (Louisa) will tell me how to colour the slots in. I won once, it was several hundred dollars. So I split it along with her so we had a big party at Pizza Hut, and my share was all gone next!”