Playing and winning the lottery comes down to pure luck, right? All those people who’ve already won millions and millions of prizes were just born under the lucky star and all you can do is just hope and wait that someday it will be your turn? Well, not quite. It also has a lot to do with how you play the lottery.
There are a few things you can do to improve your chances of winning. Some of them will help you win bigger prizes, some will help you create a strategy, and some will help you handle the money, but they are all equally important in making the difference between a lottery winner and lottery loser.
So let’s dig in.
You Should Play the Lottery When
You feel like you are ready to be a winner
Don’t dismiss the power of autosuggestion. We, as a population, know so little about what really goes on inside and around us, so none of this is a proven scientific fact, but if you’ve been living on this planet for some time now, you can certainly confirm with personal experiences that when you expect good things, good things happen (and the same applies for bad things, too). So why would the lottery be any different? Besides, there is really no point in playing if you don’t believe you’ll win eventually. So if you are already doing it, the smart thing to do would be to fully immerse yourself in the experience – it surely can’t hurt.
You’ve done your research
Do you know the odds for your favourite lottery? Do you know the games it includes besides the main one? You’d be surprised how many people are completely unprepared when they play the lottery. Don’t be one of those people, maximize your chances. Once you’ve chosen your lottery, do the research. For instance, did you know you can look online for the most frequent numbers for many lotteries?
You’ve chosen your numbers
Choosing your lottery numbers shouldn’t be an easy feat. You should do your research: as mentioned, you can look up the most commonly drawn numbers for the lottery of your choice, but there are many other strategies floating around the web. We’ll give you two more pieces of advice to get you going: skip using birthdays as your lotto numbers; you are only limiting yourself unnecessarily, and once you’ve chosen your set of numbers, don’t ever change them again (you are increasing your chances for the win with each new draw that way).
Your chosen lottery is at its peak
The mathematicians agree on this: the expected return of a lotto ticket increases as the jackpot rises. In other words: as the jackpot grows it’s better to play the lottery. Sure, you will also might need to share it with other winners, but choose your numbers wisely, and that won’t happen.
You’ve got the actual time to play the lottery
This may also sound trivial, but if you’ve actually read what we just wrote, you’ll see there is more to lottery than just buying the ticket. But, as with everything in life, if we want to do something, we’ll find time to do it. So find yours, and we all know there’s no better time than now – play today!