What is Progressive Lottery Wagering?

progressive lottery wageringWhy would anyone play the EXACT same lottery combination in 3 different lottery stores?

I know EXACTLY why!

Here’s what happened …

On January 26th 2015, Verlyn Adamson bought 3 identical tickets at 3 different locations … and won the top prize of Wisconsin’s Supercash 3 times (3 x $350,000).

But this true story gets even more intriguing …

He performed the same stunt in August 2008, capturing the top prize of $350,000 on 4 separate tickets (4 x $350,000).

Hard to believe, right?

Here’s the official press release from the Wisconsin Lottery. (pdf-file)

I was puzzled by this for quite some time, but today … I know exactly WHAT he did, WHY he played the same combination multiple times, and HOW he did it.

This strategy is not for everyone, and the number picking process can be anything (In my view, you better use Winslips for that).

But the strategy as a whole is a real eye-opener.

Here’s HOW it works …

Let’s stick to Wisconsin’s Supercash.

You get 2 plays for $1

When you match 3/6 you get $1

So when you wager $1 to play 2 identical combinations, and match 3/6, you get 2 x $1

You make a $1 profit.

When you lose, your total loss is $1

Imagine you lost the first wager and decide to play the same 2 combinations for the next draw. (= $1 for 2 identical combinations again)

The following will happen.

When you win with this 2nd wager, you break even.

When you lose again, you have a total loss of $2.

To make up for that $2 loss, you need to play the same combination 3 times.

At this point, you add another “nearly-identical” combination (= 3 times the same combination + 1 time another combination that’s nearly identical to the other 3)

Want an example?

play 3 times this: 5-8-10-11-26-36
and 1 time this: 5-8-10-11-26-37

This will cost you $2

Your total wagering amount for this bet and previous bets is $4 at this stage (= $2 + $1 + $1)

  • when you match 3/6 with all 4 combinations (5-8-10 for example) you win 4 times $1 and break even again
  • When you match 3/6 with the 3 identical combinations (5-8-36 for example) you have a total loss of $1
  • When you match 3/6 with that unique and “slightly different” combination (5-8-37 for example) you end up with a total loss of $3

To make up for that loss, you need to do “more of the same” while adding more and more near-identical combinations … until you make a profit or break even.

This is a special form of “progressive lottery wagering” or “progressive lottery betting” where players slowly expand their number coverage (almost like a slow wheel).

Progressive lottery players hope they will capture some MULTIPLE higher prizes while trying to break even (4/6 or 5/6 and – in Verlyn Adamson’s case – even 6/6).

But the exponential nature of this form of wagering has some real limits. It honestly ends somewhere.

If you wanna try this at home, then be warned.

If you don’t have sufficient funds, then progressive lottery strategies quickly end with a (big) hole in your pocket.

You don’t have any guarantee when you have sufficient funds either.

It’s “hoping for” at best, and certainly not a strategy for the average Joe Budget player.

For Mister and Misses Budget, Winslips is way more efficient and much better:
http://www.winslips.com/winslips-benefits.html

To your awesome success in 2018,

Stefan