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7 Tips to Boost Your Odds of Winning the Lottery

7 Tips to Boost Your Odds of Winning the Lottery

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7 Tips to Boost Your Odds of Winning the Lottery

Are you trying to boost your odds or probability of winning the lottery? Many people believe there are no strategies or tactics to win the lottery, but what about Richard Lustig, the 7-time prize winner who published a book on his approach to the lottery? Winning a lottery prize is not solely a matter of luck. You should try to understand and learn some of the techniques previous winners have shared for winning the jackpot. You see, there are several strategies that you can utilize to help boost your odds of winning the lotto!

Before we get to the list, please understand none of these tactics or ideas are a guarantee of winning the jackpot or lottery prize. They are simply ideas and plans people have used before that these individuals have found helpful when it comes to winning the lottery. If you want to enhance your chances of winning the lotto, here are seven suggestions to help you do it.

7 Tips to Boost Your Odds of Winning the Lottery

7 Tips On How To Win the Lottery

  1. Buy a lot of tickets. The more tickets you purchase the higher the chances are that you win. Simple right? Except, the disadvantage of this is that you may have to spend a lot of money to win a big prize. Depending on the number of tickets you purchase, each one is bettering your odds of winning. There is the chance though that if you spend a lot of money on tickets in expectation of winning the big prize, the amount of money you win may not add up to the amount spent on tickets. If you’re gun-ho on spending a lot on certain states’ lottery games or tickets, check out our list of states that have the highest % of lottery payouts.

  2. Choose numbers that are not consecutive. For example, imagine you're playing a lottery with five winning numbers and you can pick up to 55. The sum of your 5 balls added up should fall between 104 and 176. According to studies, 70% of lottery prizes have their sum amounts in this range.

  3. Choose a number that does not belong to the same number group or ends with a comparable digit. So for example, do not pick 10 and 11, or 10 and 20. Although there is a chance that you will win, the likelihood is extremely low that the digits will repeat.

  4. Look for unpopular games that are played at strange hours. Instead of playing the games that you hear about on the news like PowerBall and Mega Millions with multiple winners and their jackpots, check out some less popular games. If you’re only playing the really popular games without diversifying your tickets, you’re simply playing the games that give you the least likelihood of winning. Choose a less popular game with fewer players to increase your chances of winning. Daily games, such as Pick-3 or Pick-4 games that are only available to state residents, are where experts suggest you have the best possibilities of winning, despite the lower prizes. Don’t forget about scratch-offs either! Sure they’re not as enticing without the crazy jackpots, but they do provide the best odds for winning any prize.

  5. Don’t choose your numbers based on birthdays. Some people choose to play certain lotto numbers depending on their birthday or the birthday of a family member. If this occurs, you will get only numbers ranging from 1 to 31, which match the days of the calendar. If you choose various numbers greater than 31, you may not increase your chances of winning, but you may raise your chances of not sharing the prize with anyone. Worth mixing the numbers up if it means you’re taking home the whole jackpot with you! 

  6. Choose uncommon numbers. Remember that each number in the lottery has an equal chance of being chosen as the winning number. No software can accurately forecast the winning number. However, if you use a less frequent number, you can boost your chances of not dividing the jackpot money. If you want a more in-depth look into what numbers to pick check out our guide on lucky, unlucky, and what numbers to avoid.

  7. Play the right games. You can participate in a variety of lottery games. Powerball and Mega Millions are the most popular lottery games in the United States. These games are not only incredibly popular, but they also have a larger number pool to choose from than state and local lottery games. If you are fortunate enough to match all six numbers and win the Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot, there may be other winners, which means you will have to split the prize with them. You play the lottery so that YOU win the jackpot, make sure you’re playing games that have the least amount of tickets so that it is more likely no one else has matching numbers.

These tips and tricks are by no means a guarantee to winning a jackpot, but why not deploy a little strategy to help your odds of changing your life forever. Now that you’ve got the tactics, test them out here!

Ethan Garsman
By Ethan Garsman