Top 5 ways to improve your chances of winning the lotto

Top 5 ways to improve your chances of winning the lotto

Winning isn’t always just about luck. There are actually quite a few things you can do to increase your chances of winning the lotto - the power lies in your hands. Although believing in luck and fate may take some pressure off you, the truth is that it is your responsibility to make sure you win. Here we have compiled some information that will help you along in your quest to win the lottery.

First step is to buy your ticket

Buying a lottery ticket is obviously the first step you need to take, and buying more than one will improve your odds even more. to improving your odds, and buying more than 1 ticket will improve them even more. Yes, it may cost money, but the reward makes it worth it in the end.

Join a syndicate

A lottery syndicate is when a group of people decides to play the same selection of numbers in a draw. This allows people to play multiple number combinations simultaneously, which greatly improves their chances. Not only that, if you play a lottery syndicate, you’ll save money as the costs are shared among the others in the syndicate.

Stick with your same numbers and play consistently

Don’t choose all of your numbers from the same number group, or ones that end in the same digit. While there is still a chance that you may win, the probability is too low. Once you have chosen your specific numbers, don’t change them, and always play consistently. “Never miss a drawing in the game you’re playing. Every Saturday, every Wednesday, every week,” says Richard Lustig, the author of Learn How To Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery and a seven-time lottery winner.

Say no to quick picks

Don’t buy into the quick pick mentality. "It doesn't matter how you pick your numbers, once you pick your set of numbers, research them to know if it's a good set of numbers and stick with them. There's no magic method to picking your numbers, I get emails every day asking. One number doesn't win the jackpot, a set of numbers does," says Lustig.

"The lazy way out is to buy quick-picks. The computer picks out the numbers. Don't play quick-picks. Quick-picks are the worst thing you can do, you are playing with the worst odds."

Choose unpopular games

Choose to play games that aren't very popular, as this will improve your chances of winning and you will not have to share the win with too many people. Try not to pick numbers that are specific dates, as everyone chooses these numbers. Even though choosing higher numbers may not improve your odds of winning, if you do happen to win, you will win big as there are fewer people you have to share the money with. “If you pick your own numbers and only play birthdays and anniversaries, you’re splitting the pot with 20-40 people. If you spread the numbers out across the whole track, you’ll either be the only winner or will split it with only one or two people,” says Lustig.

There you have it folks, now you know how to increase your chances. So go ahead - play online now!