The Powerball jackpot is at $800 million and you better believe all your tíos, primos, abuelos, and even amigos are buying these tickets and starting their win-it-big rituals. If you want a shot this is what you do according to la familia’s superstitions.
Begin by praying to San Expedito, the patron saint of good luck.
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You know, because he has nothing better to do than help you win the lottery.
Or just do as Walter Mercado says. Duh.
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) December 31, 2015
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He always has the answers.
But whatever you do, don’t talk to anyone about it.
It’s like when you have a dream or any other wish. If you tell someone, it won’t happen.
Have a strategy to the numbers you pick.
— Rick Katzfey (@WeatherRick) January 4, 2016
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Your first-born son’s birthday + the street address where you bought the ticket + the number of car payments left = a winning ticket, bro. #WordUp
Leave your veladoras on all night.
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This might be a hazard, but the more you light, the better your chances are. Just ask your always-single tía.
Ask your family fortune teller (because we all have one) to guide you to victory.
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And if she steers you wrong, you can always ask your other fortune teller tía.
Get all your good luck charms in proper order before they read the numbers.
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Because if the elephant is next to the gnome, you did it wrong and you’re going to lose.
Visit your neighborhood santero to get all the bad luck cleansed from your spirit.
— Dios Universal (@undiosuniversal) December 12, 2015
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Depending on who you are, this might take a while.
Make sure you buy more than one ticket and scratch the numbers you need.
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Because not even the universe can read your mind. You have to be direct with what you want.