Top Tips for Lottery Success
August 3, 2017
Today there are a range of online lottery betting sites out there which allow you to win jackpots based on lotteries from all over the world. So you can place your bet in the UK and win multi-million jackpots based on lotteries from the United States to Australia to Sweden to Brazil. Although lotteries by their very definition are games of chance, there are still some steps you can take to boost your chances of success. Let’s take a look at some of our top tips for winning the jackpot.
Firstly, it is important to remember that not all lotteries have been created equally. The odds of winning one lottery jackpot can differ dramatically to those of winning another. Of course, generally the lotteries offering higher jackpots will also have longer odds, but it’s not always quite that clear-cut in practice. So for example, the odds of winning the Italian SuperEnaLotto are a very steep 1 : 622,614,630 for a jackpot with a record to date of €178 million. Contrast that with the Swedish Lotto with jackpot odds of 1 : 6,724,520, and a record prize of a very respectable €25 million.
Don’t always focus on the top jackpot prize either. You should also pay attention to the odds of winning any cash prize. Take the Mega-Sena lottery in Brazil, for example. The odds of winning any cash prize by betting on this lottery are 2,332 to 1 against. In terms of value, you are much better off trying your luck with the French or Spanish lotteries, with much more realistic odds of 6 to 1 and 10 to 1 respectively.
Another top tip regards the numbers you use when you are betting on lotteries. It is all too common for people to use ‘lucky’ numbers which are significant to them. Often-times these will include birthdays and other significant dates, which is a big mistake. There are a maximum of 31 days in a month, but most lotteries will have 45 or more numbers, meaning that there are a third of the numbers being left out of people’s choices. When more people make their picks from a reduced selection of numbers, this can lead to having to share jackpots. For example, the most popular numbers picked in the UK are 1,2,3,4,5,6. One day this selection may come in, but when it does the jackpot will end up being shared by thousands of people.
If you pay any attention to the stories of lottery winners reported in the media, you will start to notice a recurring theme. More often than not it seems that syndicates come up with the winning numbers, which is why you hear about office and factory workers quitting their jobs en masse when their digits turn up. It makes sense when you think about it, as when you club together with others to choose a greater selection of numbers you are improving your odds of a win exponentially. Some lottery betting sites will let you make syndicate bets to take advantage of the same reduction in odds, even if you don’t have a bunch of mates or work colleagues to get together with.
There are no magic spells or lucky numbers which are going to help you to win a lottery jackpot. If there were, I would be sitting on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean rather than writing this article! However, a little bit of common sense goes a long way, and if you follow our suggestions you will already have mathematically increased your chance of getting some good news from your next lottery bet!