I spotted this little story on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Web site.

“Five was the lucky number for St. Louisan Melvin Campbell last week. He walked into the Phillips 66 at 3700 Union Blvd. on June 26. He picked the same numbers, 5-5-5-5, for the Missouri Midday Pick 4 drawing. And he picked those numbers on five different tickets. Campbell was definitely going against the odds – only once before in Pick 4 history did the winning drawing have four identical numbers…”

If you’re going to play the lottery, the last thing you want to do is go against the odds.