Most people reckon that you need a lot of luck to win a lotto sweepstakes, but there are a few ways to increase your chances: without avoiding black cats and step ladders.
Our tips for winning lotteries may seem obvious, but they may also be the only thing standing between you and that winning ticket. No matter which lotto sweepstakes you like to take part in, try the following strategies to increase your chances of taking home a prize.
To win at the lotto you need to be consistent. If you forget to buy a ticket one week, sod’s law says your numbers will be called and you’ll end up being disappointed. Buy your tickets in advance, if possible: this way you won’t need to worry about forgetting to buy a ticket, or being too busy on the day to run out and grab one.
Don’t concentrate on winning the main jackpot, have a realistic approach and be happy when smaller prizes come your way. If you manage to win small amounts of cash over the course of a year it will add up.
Choose your lottery numbers carefully. Although every number has the same chance of being selected, statistically some numbers are actually selected more often. The downside is, if the popular set of numbers is drawn, you will have to share your prize with loads of other people.
Some folks select their numbers by sticking to an arithmetic sequence; you can do it if you want, but it’s not the best approach because the odds of a patterned sequence being drawn are no better than the odds of a random pattern appearing.
The only way to guarantee an increased chance of winning is to buy several tickets. Remember to budget: don’t spend your entire paycheck on tickets for prize draws. Decide how much you’re willing to spend, and stick to it.
An inexpensive alternative is to join a syndicate, or create one with your friends so that you can all get rich together.