Improve Your Chances of Winning the Lottery

Lottery Chances

Let’s get something straight from the off. Your chances of winning a major lottery jackpot are practically non-existent. So miniscule are they, that there’s a better chance of being crushed by a meteorite.

However, there’s nothing wrong with chasing an improbable dream, just as long as it doesn’t become a burning, all-consuming obsession.

And despite our to-the-point introduction, there are a few methods that can reduce, ever so slightly, the humongous odds of hitting the jackpot.

Buy a Ticket

Yes that’s right, buy a lottery ticket. This is by far the best way of improving your chances of winning the lottery. If you’re not in it, you’re not going to win it as they say, so the likelihood of your having the matching numbers are, well, zero. Moving on…

Buy Tickets in Bulk

Other than purchasing a ticket, the most obvious way of increasing your chances of winning the lottery is to buy tickets in bulk (See Joan Ginther). It’s a tried and trusted method that’s resulted in some big wins over the years. However be prepared to spend a fortune.

Join a Lottery Syndicate

One of the most cost-effective approaches is to join a syndicate. You’ll have more tickets and numbers to play with so the chances of winning will be multiplied. Some of the largest jackpots of all time have been won by syndicates who’ve also bought in bulk. The only down-side is that you’ll have to share the money.

Pick numbers over 31

Studies show that most people who play the lottery choose numbers which correspond to family birthdays. So try to pick numbers that are over 31. Although this doesn’t improve your chances of winning, if you do somehow manage to bag the big one, the pay-out should be higher because you’re not as likely to be sharing it with anyone else.

Don’t Limit Your Chances

Some think that their chances of winning the lottery are reduced by how many people actually play.However, this just isn’t the case. The odds of random numbers matching yours are not remotely influenced by the number of people who’ve purchased tickets.

The only thing that’s affected by the amount of players for any given lottery is the size of the prize money. This is why the US lottery and Euro Millions have such enormous jackpots. Instead, look for lotteries that use fewer balls. Good luck!