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10 TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR LOTTERY WINNINGS!
Contributor / 2010-03-07 21:52:49
It is true that most people enjoy playing lottery games, but what a lot of people don’t know is that there are ways to improve the overall experience.
Below we have listed the top 10 tips for those who are going to participate in a lottery. Of course no tip can increase your chances of winning, only more entries can do that, but they will help you avoid the sort of pitfalls that will make damage your odds of winning.
Unlike games like poker and blackjack, lottery is game based purely on chance. There is very little, if any, skill involved. With that said, this does not mean that players can’t use their heads and introduce some logic when buying a lottery ticket. While there are those who believe that lottery tips aren’t worth the computer ink they are written with, there are those of us who hold the opposite opinion. In short, we are going to give you some logical tips to keep in mind when purchasing a ticket, and it is up to the player to decide what is best for them.
1.) First of all, there is no such thing as a lucky number. The date of your birth may have been a good day for you, but there is no mystical power assigned to it that makes it more likely to be a lotto winner. As well as that, most lotteries have more than 31 main balls, so if you restrict yourself to your date of birth, you are restricting the numbers you choose to a small percentile of the available numbers. Also, you should be aware that this is a strategy which many people follow, so there is a greater chance of you having to split the prize between more players if your numbers did come up!
2.) Avoid picking numbers that have recently been drawn. If 4, 5, 12, 23,24, and 41 have just been picked, it is unlikely that most of those numbers will show up in the same lotto draw together again. You can check the winning numbers here.
3.) Lotto draws are random, and don’t often conform to patterns. Avoid drawing according to an arithmetic sequences, such as 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, or 01, 11, 21, 31, 41, 49. There just simply isn’t that sort of order to the universe. Stay random, and mix up your evens and odds.
4.) Avoid making patterns on your playslip. While a diamond shape might look pretty on the slip, it probably won’t go very far when it comes to making you the sort of lotto winner who can actually afford diamonds.
5.) It is almost impossible to determine where a random bolt of lightning will hit. It’s a big world, and lightning has a lot of space to choose from. If you have a better chance of guessing right if reduce the size of the area that the lightning might hit in; maybe to a city block. This analogy works for lotto as well. Look for lotteries with better odds. The payoffs are usually smaller, but your chances of winning are improved. To help your choice, each lottery publishes its winning odds. If you’ll play a lottery with better odds it will for sure increase your chance to win.
6.) While tip five advocates the virtues of looking for lotteries with better odds, lottos like “Powerball” and “Mega Millions” have the sort of jackpots that can not only change your life, but to keep your family in the money for generations. Taking chances on these big payoffs is never a bad idea. If you spend $100 on Powerball tickets, and win $100 million, that turns out to be a better investment than any blue chip stock that the market has to offer. Go for the Big Jackpots!
7. When you get ready to select your numbers, it’s always a good idea to have a list of the previous numbers drawn. Scan the drawings to see how the Neighbor numbers have been doing. For instance the numbers drawn for New York Lotto54 April 6, 1996 was 1-10-12-29-38-50-43 then on April 10, 1996 the numbers 14-16-30-31-46-53-13 were drawn. If you look at the drawing you will see that the numbers (12 & 29) were the key Neighbor numbers to the very next drawing. The next drawing came in with (13 14 30 31) that’s four numbers out of the seven numbers drawn.
8.) As amazing as it may seem you Do Not Need hundreds of past drawing in order to pinpoint the winning lottery numbers. At the very most a player could use (50) drawings but even this may be overkill. In the past players have done very well by using (10) drawings. Most of the time the numbers to be drawn next will have already appeared in the last ten drawings. If you track the numbers you will probably find that a few of them have been drawn quite often. If you find a few numbers that have been hot in the past but have not appeared for a couple of drawings, you should consider them.
9.) Repeating numbers are ones that seem to repeat themselves more frequently than any of the others. You should watch for numbers that have a history of repeating themselves. Just by knowing this could mean the difference between cashing a ticket or throwing it into a recycle bin. Lets say the number (12) has a history of repeating itself after being drawn and that it was just drawn today. You might want to use it as a key number when you wheel your selections.
10.) The 3 & 4 Digit Daily Numbers usually run in short term TRENDS. If a number has not been drawn for ten lottery drawings, it is a Due number. Include the due numbers in your sets, and after the number hits, stay with it for at least three days. Another way to pick up a number for your three or four digit set is by selecting the one that is more apt to repeat. You have two ways that this can be done. One of the methods is as written above; play the due lottery number that was just drawn to repeat. Use a number that has been drawn more frequently than any of the others. You can use the day of the month to help you in your number selections too.
We could get into other issues, such as numbered balls vs. random number generators, but the truth is that luck has more to do with lottery numbers than science. In the past, people with way too much time on their hands have experimented with lottery balls of varying sizes and weights and found no appreciable difference in the results.
So the next time your lucky numbers turn out to be not-so-lucky don’t blame the balls, blame the numbers!
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