Where can I find help if I think I have a problem?
Problem gambling can affect anyone; but there is help. Information and help is also available for concerned family and friends.
Although “good luck” and “best of luck” are common expressions of goodwill, the idea of “lucky numbers” is a myth.
Lottery games are games of chance, and the outcome is entirely random. So, don’t overspend on lottery tickets, thinking there is some way to “beat the system”. There isn’t. It only takes one ticket to win, and buying hundreds won’t substantially change your odds of winning.
With any lottery, you have to pay to play, and we encourage you to treat it like any other entertainment activity. Play only if you're enjoying the game.
To learn about common myths and how to recognize if your lottery play is becoming anything other than the game it should be, read: Learn the Facts: Keep it a Game.
As of August 31, 2011, there have been 2,881 LOTTO 6/49 draws since the game started in June 1982. With almost 14 million possible LOTTO 6/49 combinations, that means that only about 0.02% of the possible numbers have been drawn in 29 years!