How to Increase Your Chances of Winning a Lottery
Everyone playing the lottery game has a dream, to win the lottery game someday. Does that mean those dreams won’t come to the past? No! They can, you just need to be strategic with how you play which involves how you pick your lottery numbers.
Remember, there is no guarantee of winning, but you definitely can have fun playing the lottery games, with the hopes of hearing your numbers called.
Meet the 7-time Jackpot Lottery winner – Richard Lustig who won the jackpot 7 times and has some tips to give to increase your chance of winning the lottery.
Meet the 7-time Jackpot Lottery winner – Richard Lustig who won the jackpot 7 times.
Now we will be looking at 10 ways in which you can increase your chance of winning the lottery game.
So, let’s dive straight into it
How to Increase Your Chances of Winning a Lottery
These are the various ways to increase your chances of winning the lottery game
Choose a wide range of lottery numbers
People tend to use various ways to come up with lottery numbers such as making use of their phone numbers to pick out litter numbers or their date of birth.
The problem with doing so is that those numbers you pick from your phone number, date of birth, the anniversary would limit your chances of winning because most times those ‘lucky’ numbers comprise of low numbers and most lottery games include higher numbers that people tend to ignore.
What you should do instead is to pick a mixture of low and high numbers, sometimes more high numbers. Looking at some points such as:
Euromillions most frequent numbers are 50, 44, 23, 19, and 4.
Powerball most frequent numbers are 26, 16, 41, 32, and 28.
Megamillions most frequent numbers are 17, 31, 2, 39, 4, and 20.
From the 3 lottery games, you can see the most frequent numbers won/not won are made up of both high and low numbers, of which high numbers dominate most, so try mixing your lottery numbers.
Another point when choosing your lottery number is to think of the odds. Avoid picking numbers that seem so regular or meaningful
Pick numbers without following a pattern
It can be tempting to pick numbers in a pattern your mind is telling you to, or a pattern you learned from somewhere.
The truth is doing such would hurt you, because you might not be able to win the lottery ticket. Why so?
The lottery games are programmed to pick numbers that don’t follow a pattern. What you can do is write random ranges of numbers. If they look really random on paper then you are on the right track.
Just like the example we gave earlier above of Powerball, megamillion, and EuroMillions, we can see the numbers look random, that’s how your numbers should look try not to follow a pattern.
One last thing is to try to mix your numbers with odds and even numbers. Although the winning numbers could all be odd numbers, there are high chances it’s mixed.
Play the same number every time you buy a ticket
You didn’t win your last lottery game, you want to play another set, and now you are planning on changing the lottery numbers.
Don’t be tempted to do so! The odds of you picking the winning numbers in a game are very low. Instead, stick to the same numbers in case they show up.
In theory, your number will eventually be picked someday. However, you can try to come up with different lucky numbers.
But it’s best to stick with your existing lottery number rather than coming up with different lottery numbers every time you don’t win.
Here is an example of a Canadian Man Who Won a $ 60 million lottery after playing the same numbers for 30 years.
Use Quick Picks as an alternative
Quick Pick is an option you can select in all lottery games that allow the computer to pick lottery numbers randomly for you.
We won’t recommend quick picks as an option, however, it is good if you are just starting out (new to the game). Many people have won using this method, but the odds are still low.
Just like when you personally pick your numbers, your winning chances are similar to when you use the quick pick option.
The quick pick is fast to use, saves you time, and helps you keep in mind that they are all chances.
The word quick pick might not be used exactly in all lottery games, but knowing the idea behind a quick pick would help you look for the right option in a lottery game.
Invest in smaller lottery games with fewer numbers to choose from
When we see the prize to be won from a particular lottery game, we tend to want to participate in it and win the cash prize.
But that shouldn’t be the case always. When you are setting your mind on games with high payout (Jackpot) you automatically forget lotto games with fewer numbers to pick from and a reasonable amount to win.
Look for games that pick from a smaller set of numbers or fewer balls. On the downside, these games pay less in Cash prizes than the most popular games.
For instance, Regional lottery games have better odds than big games like Powerball and Mega Millions. For example, try a state pick-3 game. You only have to pick 3 numbers to win instead of 5 or 6
If you try this example of playing a smaller lottery with fewer numbers, you will find out it’s going to be easier to win little Cash prizes than always playing for the big Jackpot and not winning at all.
Know the various alternatives to winning
Everyone has their eyes on the jackpot. But it’s important to note that some lottery games might have alternatives to winning smaller prizes.
So it’s important to read through your lottery ticket or through the lottery game info to determine if there are any alternatives to winning when you don’t get to win the jackpot.
It’s very important to know this because it would be a win-win for you because you would still go home with some cash prize rather than losing all.
For example, Powerball offers 9 ways to win. You can win a small prize by picking the number on the red ball. You could also win by picking 3 or more white ball numbers.
This applies to all other lottery games, they might offer alternatives to winning and it is best to know those alternatives so that you can win some cash prizes even though it is not up to the Jackpot.
Doing this would eventually make playing the lottery fun for you.
Buy extra tickets
This isn’t supposed to be listed as one great way to increase your chance of winning but we have to include it because it has proven true for some people.
Buying an extra ticket can cost you in the long run, because you could spend money on lots of tickets but still have to lose all tickets with all your investment gone.
However, the good thing about buying extra tickets is that it helps to increase your chance of winning especially when you combine it with other tips we have highlighted above and below.
Playing the lottery game once and just hoping to win at your first, second, or third trial might not seem to work.
You need to play the lottery game more often to increase your chances of winning. But how then can you determine how often you would need to play the lottery game?
Depending on the type of lottery game, it is advisable to play at least twice a week (2 times a week)
And playing twice a week is best as you would be able to plan your games well thereby increasing your chance of winning.
Another reason why you should play twice a week is because of your budget, many have little budget to spend and therefore need to play less often.
More of the budget aspect will be discussed in the next point.
Have a budget and stick to it
To be sincere, playing the lottery can be very addictive because the lottery is a form of gambling where you don’t know if and when you will win.
But one thing can help, which is sticking to your budget. Just like Richard Lustig advised in the video above, don’t spend your feeding money, don’t spend your rent money. Get a comfortable budget and stick to it.
With time, when you start to win, you will be able to increase your budget.
Sticking to your budget helps you plan well thereby increasing your chances of winning.
Reinvest your winning
Did you win any form of cash prize from a lottery game or are you yet to win any case prize from a lottery game?
You need to put this at the back of your mind, in order to prepare your mind for the bigger picture (the Jackpot) it is recommended to reinvest some of your winning back into the lottery game.
Richard Lustig the 7 Times Jackpot winner recommended reinvesting at least 33% of your winning back into the lottery game to have a high chance of winning the lottery game.
Now we have seen the various ways to increase your chances of winning the lottery game.
The next step is to take them into consideration and apply them. However, it is not a guarantee to winning the lottery, they are just ways to increase your chances as most chances have worked for many Jackpot winners.
We would also like to know in the comment section, what other methods you are applying to increase your chances of winning the lottery. Let us know in the comment section.