For some states, people not only buy tickets, they don't win. Yes, many don't win and that's obvious, but there are some states that have winners and no one comes forward. Aside from those phenomena there are some serious droughts in regards to multi-state lottery winnings, and it's starting to get a lot of attention from those that are following numbers, winners, and lottery. Winning the lottery is not an easy thing to do, however, there are some that can generate a serious amount of income by treating the gaming as a business.
Those that aren't winning are plentiful, and there are two states that haven't received many winners. The reason why is quite hard to pin point, but with millions of people playing the lottery, could it be that there is a lack of people studying the numbers.
The two states on the Eastern side of the United States should be generating some major winners; at least that's what the assumption is when considering winning the lottery. However, no one has won a major state lottery game in New Jersey since March of 2010. That's over a year with no one winning, and the most recent days the jackpot has risen to over triple digit million dollar jackpots! How in the world is it possible that with millions of people playing, no one can come up with any winning pattern? That's the baffling thing found here.
Pennsylvania on the other hand is something to consider. The last time anyone won serious money with the state lottery was February 2009. The last time someone won was a teacher and that was that. The most recent lottery numbers in the state had no one winning and the jackpot rose to triple digits yet again.
Is it the odds?
The odds of winning a state lottery has been talked about as being 1 in 176 million. Sure those numbers are steep, but there are those that swear that by picking 3, picking 7, and more on a consistent basis, you can swing the odds into your favor and make some serious money. Where are they now?
Winning the lottery is not an easy thing to do, and when you start to look at the raw numbers, some might be starting to truly believe. Consider that the droughts in these states are not uncommon, as there has been stretches of time in various other states where no one won, even in the triple digit jackpot range.
The only thing that is true here is, you can't win if you don't play, and sometimes you just lose...you just lose.