To say winning the lotto is difficult would be a huge understatement. If there were one easy way to win, no lottery would be in business, and certainly not the largely profitable business that it is. Still, there are strategies that lottery players can use to increase their odds of winning. Below is a list of tips on how to win the lottery to keep in mind.
Tip #1 Be sure to include lotteries with smaller jackpots and fewer players
Seems simple doesn’t it? Sure, the largest winnings are more attractive, but playing lotteries with lower payouts can increase your chances of winning. Higher jackpot games have many more participants so you are less likely to win.
Tip #2 Don’t buy Quick Picks
I once heard that over seventy percent of winners buy quick pick tickets. That’s a shame because many studies have shown that choosing each number individually gives the player a better chance of winning. Quick pick number selection is completely random. You have a better chance choosing some numbers after a bit of analysis.
Tip #3 Play bonus offer games
These games allow you an additional chance to win or to win extra money.
Tip #4 Don’t play a consecutive sequence of numbers
It is highly unlikely that a long sequence of numbers gets chosen at random. Try to play numbers that is more varied.
Tip #5 Don’t use numbers from other lottery draws
Most people have certain numbers they like to play; but it might not be a good idea to play those numbers if they’ve already won. It’s incredibly unlikely that the numbers, which won once, will win again. Check your numbers against previous winnings.
Tip #6 Don’t play the lottery based on a calendar date
The reason is simple; the calendar only gives you numbers between 1 and 31. There are a lot of other numbers used in most lotteries so you will be leaving out a lot potential winning numbers.
Tip #7 Play games with a low number of combinations
The lower the amount of possible number combinations, the better your chances are of winning. You can choose to avoid lotteries in which you play six numbers instead opt for lotteries in which you play four or five numbers.
Tip #8 Try buying into a lottery pool
Pooling your money with a group of other people will increase your chances of winning. You’ll have a greater diversity of numbers, more tickets, and therefore a better chance of winning.
Tip #9 Use a wheeling system
A lottery wheeling system is a way of organizing your playing strategies to improve your chances of winning. Wheeling arranges a group of numbers into combinations that gives a better coverage of all the number combinations. There are many websites that will help you come up with a lottery number wheel. Just search for “lottery wheel.”
Tip #10 Stick with your strategy
Once you’ve decided on a strategy commit to it. You’ve chosen your numbers, how often, and when you should play them. Jumping around from strategy to strategy can get confusing. You’ll never know if your strategy works if you don’t stick with it.