This is a question that comes up quite often when you talk to people about the lottery. We all know it’s best to buy your tickets in advance, but there are also times where it makes more sense for you to purchase them at the last minute. There are many reasons why this might be the case and we’re going to break down these scenarios here so you can make an informed decision on how best to play the numbers!
Scenario #1: You want a jackpot win! Yes, we get that sometimes winning really big amounts of money can happen very quickly thanks to our random number generator, but there’s still no better way than buying your ticket ahead of time if you want one of those big wins! Don’t forget though – every single person who plays has a chance at winning so don’t feel bad if you miss out on some crazy jackpots because they were sold out before everyone had a chance (and trust us – we’ve been personally involved with these situations before). So even though it may seem like purchasing beforehand could give someone an unfair advantage over others, remember that each and every ticket purchased gives 100% equal odds for anyone else who buys one later on in hopes of adding their own name into history books. The next few years should definitely bring us some amazing prizes as well, so keep checking back for upcoming news about new lotteries or payouts from previous ones.
Scenario #2: You only have $20 + tax dollars