Have you chosen numbers for this week’s lottery yet? Whew, the jackpot prize is an absolute eye popper!
As you know, winning the lottery is by no means easy. Even so, don’t let that thinking stop you from betting. Why?
Well, in Florida, USA, a man won the lottery an incredible 7 times! If he did that, who’s to say we won’t win even just once?
Here are some tips you might find practical when playing the lottery.
1. Buy more tickets
abc News features Richard Lutsig, the man who won 7 times. He says winning the lottery is just like a full time job. You exert time and effort in what you do.
Lustig says the more your tickets you have, the more chances of winning you’ll have. He himself bought numerous tickets. He didn’t stop betting even when he lost.
He gives an example of his method below.
- “Most people buy a $1 ticket and win $10 and they put the $10 in their pocket”… Those people are playing the game wrong. Instead, if you win $10, then you should buy $11 worth of tickets because “if you lose, you only lost a $1.”
Lustig may advice people to play more but also emphasizes on another rule:
Never play more than you can afford!
2. Don’t bet on last week’s winning numbers
Heard of somebody winning today’s draw using the previous week’s winning numbers? If you haven’t, that’s because it rarely, rarely, rarely happens.
Lottery is a game of chance. The chance of last week’s numbers coming out again today? Very unlikely.
3. Avoid using consecutive single digit numbers
Those numbers would be 1 – 9.
In a pool of 49 or 59 numbers, how many times would a single digit number be picked? Yep that’s right, just 9 times. Double digit numbers would have a bigger chance of getting picked.
It’s true there’s no telling what numbers will be drawn. It’s wise however to pick numbers with more chances of getting drawn.
4. Check out lottery record charts
Past winning numbers are displayed at outlets right? This is great info. Try to scan them.
What numbers appear more frequent? Do they stand out? Pick those numbers out and bet on them.
5. Don’t choose numbers based on the calendar
Do you have lucky dates in a month? Maybe it’s better to buy tickets on those days and not choose those numbers. Calendars only have 30-31 days, would you disregard choosing the other numbers?
6. Join a group or a syndicate
Have you heard of people grouping together to win the lottery? In news they’re always featured, right? According to some readings, 1 in 4 lottery draws involve groups.
This makes sense, there are more of them buying tickets so there are more chances of winning. The prize of course is shared amongst all members.
In news, students make proof of this strategy. They bought as many tickets as they can and won big time.
7. Get a good mix of odd and even numbers
Have you tried picking all odd numbers before? How about everything to be even numbers? They don’t do well do they?
The chances of them getting drawn only occurs about 4% of the time.
You might want to try choosing 3 odd numbers and 3 even numbers. 2 odd numbers and 4 even numbers also sound good, and vice versa. There’s a greater chance of these combos winning compared to all even or all odd.
8. Choose what games to bet on
Is it easier to win when there’s fewer lottery numbers? Well, not easy. It’s just that your chances are better as compared to more numbers.
Try betting on games that have fewer players too. Your chances of winning there will be higher.