Fiction is fun to read, but when it comes to lottery games it is more fun to stick to the facts. Don’t be fooled by common lottery myths. Busting myths can help you Play Smart™ and have fun!
Myth: It is possible to change your luck or increase your chances of winning.
Reality: Rituals, charms, and special numbers—oh my! Playing the lottery is a game of chance, not skill. The only choice you have that’ll influence your chances of winning is buying a ticket. Remember, it just takes one ticket to win.
Myth: It’s easier to win the lottery in a bigger city.
Reality: Every lottery ticket has an equal chance at winning, regardless of where it was purchased. Bob in Charlotte, Sue in Fayetteville, Ann in Edenton, and everyone in between each have the exact same chance of winning a lottery prize when they buy a ticket!
Play Smart keeps lottery play fun by giving you the facts and information you need to debunk myths surrounding lottery games.
Check out some more common myths here!
Reality: If lottery play has become more than a game— free, confidential help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A licensed counselor can provide free, easy to use online or in-person services for you or a loved one.
That means you can talk to someone, at no cost, in the comfort of your own home by:
- Texting morethanagamenc to 53342
- Joining a live web chat at https://morethanagame.nc.gov/
- Calling the toll-free helpline at (877) 718-5543
If you don’t need support— but you know someone who does— these resources are also great tools for you. They can help you with starting that conversation with a loved one.
As always, we love hearing about all your big lottery dreams and offering games that are fun to play. Please keep it fun, folks, and know there is support if needed.
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