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Updated: 7:50 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 | Posted: 2:56 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010

The Luckiest Places To Win The Lottery

DAYTON, Ohio —

We have all had the dream at least once, to win big in the Ohio Lottery. But, are you doing all you can to make it happen?

What about a strategy to pick the right numbers. Statistician Stacie Taylor said, "The first thing you need to know is know the odds."

If you are picking lottery numbers, using birthdays is not a good idea. "They restrict themselves to playing the first 12 or first 31 numbers," said Taylor.

Taylor said random auto-picks is a good way to go. She also suggests picking a game with fewer number choices and be part of a pool to up your chances.

Most importantly, Taylor said play the Lottery for fun and with what you can afford. "Dying from being struck by lightening is about 11 times better than winning lottery, not very good odds," said Taylor.

We also looked at the most recent Ohio Lottery data to find out which stores are the luckiest and have the most winners. Here is a list of those locations:

Montgomery County Ameristop Food Mart, 730 Heincke Rd., Miamisburg Englewood Drive Thru, 709 S. Main St., Englewood Dayton BP, 433 S. Main Street, Dayton Rick's Pizza, 605 Spinning Rd., Dayton Clark County Howard's IGA, 534 N. Main St., New Carlisle Plum Food Mart, 1140 N. Plum Street, Springfield Meijer Inc. #066, 1500 Hillcrest Ave, Springfield Greene County E Z Stop Food Mart, 799 W. 2nd street, Xenia Short Stop Food Mart, 348 W. Garland Ave, Fairborn Champaign County Tree's Drive Thru, 1582 U.S. RT. 36 E, Urbana Sunoco, 355 W. Main St. , St. Paris Bus Drive Thru, , 1021 N. Main St., Urbana PREBLE COUNTY Village Carryout, 701 N. Commerce St., P.O. Box 27, Lewisburg New Paris Food Mart, 9592 U.S RT. 40 W., New Paris Speedway #1190, 1301 N. Barron St., Eaton LOGAN COUNTY Village Pantry #2712, 16350 Allenby Dr., Marysville Speedy Mart, 511 S. Main St., Bellefontaine Village Pantry #2721, 209 State Rt. 708, Russells Point AUGLAIZE COUNTY L & G Truckers City, 1775 Bellefontaine St., P.O. Box 38, Wapakoneta Low Bob Discount Tobacco, 1629 Celina Rd., Saint Marys DARKE COUNTY Arcanum Southtown Carry-Out, 110 S Main St., Arcanum John's Foodliner, 1375 E. Main St., Versailles McMiller's Carryout, 601 Martin St., Greenville MERCER COUNTY Bolton's Motor Inn Truck Stop, 10391 U.S. RT. 127, Mendon Spencerville Subway & Shell, 106 E 4TH St., Spencerville Sunoco 204, 204 E. Market St., Celina MIAMI COUNTY Carl's Cruise In, 929 W. Main St., Troy Meijer Gas #112 , 1990 W. Main St., Troy C J Party Supply, 26 W. Emerick Rd., West Milton SHELBY COUNTY Riverside Carryout & Cones, 1015 Riverside Dr., Sidney Speedway #5243, 900 Scott Dr., Piqua Frantom Sunoco Service, 2006 W. Michigan St., Sidney

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