Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Lottery players are always on the hunt for the next best way to improve their chances of winning the lottery. People have tried many different ways of selecting their “winning” lottery numbers: using lucky numbers from fortune cookies, computer generated numbers, numbers that have sentimental value—you name it, people have tried using it. There’ve been reports of people even creating complex math algorithms to help the number selection. So what is the next big thing? theLotter has created a new system that calculates the smartest online draws.
theSmart? WTF is it?
I know, I know, theSmart sounds like one of those tiny little cars or some kind of app for your smart phone. theSmart takes lottery odds, jackpot prizes, ticket price and taxes into consideration so you will be able to maximize your possible winnings when you play top winning games.
It’s a subscription based plan TheLotter offers and you will be playing in lotteries with the highest cost/benefit ratio. What this means is more bang for your buck, more or less. Just be warned that the game may not always be the same every week.
How does it Work?
The information on the website isn’t very clear on how the subscription works. I tried getting in touch with the customer service, but they just copied and pasted information from their FAQ page to me. Which was a little annoying—I can read after all.
From what I can gather, when you sign up for theSmart, you do not choose which lottery you will be participating in. Instead, you will automatically be enrolled in the lottery with the best odds of winning. You will be guaranteed two tickets a week (one for the Tuesday drawing and another for the Friday drawing).
How Much does it Cost?
There is no set fee to sign up for theSmart subscription. The price will vary per game that is being played. For instance if you play one game at $2 a ticket, you will be charged $4 (2×2) for that week for the tickets. In the next week, a $5 game may have the best odds, so you will be charged $10 (2×5) for that week.
The good news is that you can set a limit on how much you are charged. If you only want to be charged $20 a week, then you can opt for that amount on the “set a price limit” option in a drop down menu on the confirmation page. Just be wary that if you don’t set a price limit, the default is automatically set to “unlimited”.
Final Thoughts About My Odds with TheLotter.com
In theory, it sounds like it could be a decent way to play the lottery. It definitely sounds like something a novice lottery player would want to play. You don’t have to worry about selecting which game to play and you don’t have to worry about selecting numbers. The problem is the cost. Because the information on the website isn’t clear, it can be a little confusing on what you’re paying. If you don’t read the FAQ (which doesn’t have much information there either) and set the subscription limit, you could really wake up to a huge hole in your bank account. The site does offer a you a “10 ticket is free” offer, which is nice I suppose.
It’s not a bad idea to try this subscription plan. Just make sure to read the FAQ and be sure to adjust the subscription limits!