Thursday, 24 July 2014

How to choose those lucky lotto numbers

There probably isn’t anyone who wouldn’t like to win the lottery. Who in their right minds would really turn down the opportunity of having their life taken care of (at least financially) through a simple game of luck?

Of course, we can all play the lottery as often as we want, but that doesn’t mean we are any more likely to hit that jackpot and take home the millions. 
Today, though, with being able to play different lotteries online, at least we can enter a number of different lotteries and therefore spread our chances of winning. We can even play international lotteries without residing in the countries in which they’re played.

For example, anyone in the UK can now play Powerball and MegaMillions in the States, Euromillions, the UK National Lottery and the Irish and Scottish lotteries. 

Take a look at the best American Lottery comparison page to see the differences in odds between Powerball and MegaMillions in order to decide where your lottery stake is best spent.

Although the chances of winning any lottery are slim, there is one way that you can increase your share of a jackpot should you happen to win. 

The answer is simple; to pick the winning numbers and to pick numbers that no-one else will choose. 
No-one knows which numbers will be the winning ones, so you can’t do much about that. However, you can make an effort to choose random numbers that other people won’t. 

Here are a couple of tips on picking random numbers:

* Don’t put down your family members’ birth dates. Picking any numbers between 1 and 31 will mean that you’d have to share with other people who’d gone for those birthday numbers too. Go for numbers of 31 and over.

* Don’t be afraid to choose a couple of consecutive numbers. People tend to avoid doing this; but as the winning numbers are drawn at random, there’s nothing to stop some of them being consecutive ones.

* Avoid so-called lucky numbers. For some reason everyone loves the numbers two and seven for their good luck value, but choosing them for your lottery ticket might not bring you a big share of the jackpot as many other people will choose them too.

* Avoid numbers that form a pattern on the ticket, or that includes multiples of the same number. Other people will look for numbers that create patterns, whether they’re visual or down to multiples.

The main thing to remember when playing any lottery is that you shouldn’t expect to win – the odds are stacked against that happening. However, if you choose your numbers well, and you do happen to win, at least you’ll have a bigger prize to yourself!

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