Here is a common question. If psychic abilities such as precognition are reality why can’t anyone seem to pick winning lottery numbers? If psychic precognition is true, predicting winning lottery numbers should be commonplace. Why isn’t it happening? Skeptics roll their eyes, sigh, and say it’s because precognition doesn’t exist. That is the wrong answer.
The answer: People actually do predict winning lottery numbers.
The problem is with the question. We don’t understand precognition and other similar psychic phenomena. Precognition is not something anyone can call on at will. We assume some individuals can because of the claims of so-called psychics. Professional psychics are either scam artists, or have a natural talent but understand its limits even if they won’t admit it (bad for business).
Precognition and other psychic phenomena occur spontaneously and are generally uncontrollable. It just happens out-of-the-blue. Some people may never experience such a thing once in their entire lifetime, but for others it may happen fairly often. Precognition happens on its own terms, and why and when is a mystery.
Of interest was a comment from the Steve, the blogger of the cool Ghostly Times. Here is what Steve wrote:
“I dreamed of the number 2895 and wondered why I would have that number pop up in a dream. 6 months later 2895 is the winning lottery numbers. I remember the dream. I start thinking about the dream and convince myself that I just had the dream and should have played the lottery. Was it a prophecy or coincidence?”
A straight pick-4 lottery number has a 1 in 10,000 chance of winning. Because a state lottery pays out only half of what the odds should provide (keeping the balance for its self) the prize is only $5,000. A very bad deal. Never the less, had Steve played both the mid-day and evening game for 6 months he would have bought 360 tickets at a cost of $360 and won 5K. A winning coincidence!
Jim told me the story of Frank. Frank was his friend from long ago. Frank was a retired postal worker who lived in an apartment in Chicago across the street from a pool hall. Jim was into pool and became friends with Frank who was a regular at this pool parlor.
Around two decades ago Frank won the Illinois lottery for 7 million dollars. Back then there was no lump sum payout, so Frank got $300,000 a year from the State of Illinois. Frank told Jim he dreamed of these winning lottery numbers.
I asked Jim for details. How long after his dream did he win? Was it soon afterwards or years later? How often did Frank play the lottery? Jim didn’t have an answer. Jim said he just recalled his friend had said he dreamed his winning numbers.
Frank had two younger beautiful ladies as friends. Frank was never married and without children, so why not be a sugar daddy? Frank drove a Cadillac, which he often lent to his ladies to use for errands. When they were out with his car, Frank borrowed Jim’s car. That is what friends are for.
Frank has since passed away. I wish I had more details about Frank’s dream. If by sheer happenstance anyone knows of Frank and can provide some details, please contact me. His name was Frank Standish or Stanish. Information about genuine precognition is important and should be shared.
Here is my personal all-time favorite paranormal story. I’ve written about this in a previous blog post but I will repeat it again. This concerns my friend’s retired mom. She went to her local convenience store to buy some lottery tickets. She liked playing the Mega-Millions.
As she walked around the store, she heard a voice. The voice was as clear as if someone stood next to her, and spoke three numbers. She turned to see who was talking, but there was nobody there. That was very strange she thought.
As her turn came up at the cash register, she said wanted to buy five straight pick-3 lottery tickets, all of them with the same three numbers she heard the voice tell her. She never played the pick-3 but figured this was something to pay attention to.
The pick-3 lottery is played twice a day, the mid-day and the evening game. Since she bought the tickets that morning she played the mid-day game. When she got home she was curious to check out the results of the mid-day game. She was stunned to discover the three numbers the voice gave her won! She had 5 winning tickets each worth $500. The odds were 1 in a 1,000. She kept one ticket for herself and gave away the other four to each of her adult children.
This was quite the talk of the family. At a wedding reception for her grandson, I chatted with her about this. She didn’t have much more to say except it was very strange. She never heard any voices before or since then. What did she think the voice was? She had no clue.
Is this all explained away as coincidence? If so I want these types of coincidences happening to me! I personally don’t recall ever dreaming about numbers. Why is that? I don’t know. If I ever do dream of numbers and can remember them, you can be damn sure I will take notes and put them to good use.