Our top lottery winning tips have been compiled to explain how to maximise your winning potential whilst concurrently minimising your chances of sharing your jackpot prize with other people. Follow some of the leading number selection strategies and select your next lucky jackpot numbers.
There are no rules set in stone when it comes to number choice, but historically the following may just help you tip the scales and register your first big win with GiantLottos.com.
Certain groups or combinations of numbers are played by hundreds or even thousands of people during a lottery draw. The problem with this is that if you played 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 and those numbers were drawn, there’d probably another one thousand people to split the prize with. In a £10 million jackpot, you could end up with a £10,000 prize win instead of £10,000,000!
Other popular combinations that should be avoided include multiples of the number 5,( 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30). Another popular choice is multiples of lucky number 7: 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, and 49.
Another less common practice is to use all numbers of the same value. Sometimes people will play all numbers with the value of the number 3: 3, 12, 21, 30, and 39. Suppose your primary number is 3, because your birthday is March 21. As you previously learned, 21 -- or any number with the value of 3 -- is lucky for you. However, don't use them all on the same playboard. Spread them out over several different plays.
The lotto’s that we have in our stable offer jackpots of such dizzying numbers that sometimes one can become desensitised to the word “millions”!
Think of it like this; if you had £800,000 (AUD 1.2 Million or ZAR 10.2 Million) cash sitting in your bank account right now, how would you feel? £800,000 is an immense amount of money by anyone’s standards, and yet it’s not even a third of an average UK Lottery midweek jackpot.
Therefore if you really want to play the smart game, “diversify”. Of course one should always play for the massive jackpots (that’s what dreams are made of!) but understand that our savvy members quietly prefer the "small" jackpots, those of only (only!!) £2-6 Million. They generally offer higher winning odds and are lower priced to enter than their illustrious bigger brothers. Just ask any of the 2,700+ millionaire UK Lottery winners what their lotto of choice is.
Picking birthdays is done by a lot of people (40% of all lottery players to be exact!). And whilst this method obviously produces a random number, using only the numbers 01 - 31 limits your range of play. Once again, more people choosing this method means that any jackpot winnings will potentially be diluted further than using the full range of numbers available.
We’ve all heard of the office lottery pool, and so if you’re not already a member of one of these fun clubs, why not start your own lottery buying group with friends, family or work colleagues? Pooling your money obviously allows one to purchase a lot more lottery tickets, in turn increasing your chances of a major win.
Whilst this strategy obviously means winnings are divided between you and your friends, it also gives you a greater winning chance, and if we’re really honest, would it be that upsetting splitting a £100,000,000 Euromillions Superdraw win between 5 of your buddies if the alternative is a cheque for zero! (Did you know that GiantLottos.com actually started out as a lottery syndicate between a few friends living in the UK and USA?). Speaking of lottery syndicates.
Joining a lottery syndicate greatly increases your chances of hitting the jackpot through increased buying power. Simply put, lottery syndicates buy tickets in bulk, play a bigger variety of different numbers and thereby increase their chances. In fact, it is estimated that every one in four jackpots won in UK lotteries are won by a lottery syndicate.
Lottery syndicates exist all over the world, and GiantLottos.com offers their players the chance to take part in lottery syndicates for some of the largest lotteries including the Euro-Millions syndicate and the Mega Millions syndicate.
It might seem obvious, but there are actually plenty of lottery winnings that go unclaimed. For example, one of the largest unclaimed jackpots was a 64 million winning ticket in the EuroMillions draw that eventually went toward a charity. When the draw takes place always be sure to double-check your numbers, or you can keep a journal where you keep a record of your chosen numbers and the date that you purchased your ticket.
What NOT TO DO when trying to win the lottery
Whilst undoubtedly being fun, the problem using any form of number tips in the public domain is that there will invariably be a large number of other people picking the same or similar numbers because they used the same service. And therefore any jackpot prizes will be divided by the total number of people matching the same numbers on that draw.
As an example; An investigation was launched by USA lottery officials in 2005 after no less than 110 people laid claim to the second prize New York State lottery winnings of over £150,000. It was only when lottery officials found that the winners had all played numbers printed inside fortune cookies made by a local confectionery factory that the winnings were finally released (the numbers 22, 28, 32, 33, 39, 40 we’re printed on thousands of fortunes). Now just imagine winning that second prize and not having to share it with 110 other people!
Another very popular method of choosing lotto numbers is selecting numbers that, when marked in the squares, create a design on the playboard. Common patterns are horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines; letters of the alphabet such as X or M; the four corners and centre of the play slip; zigzags; and crosses. Even if you do win, playing popular ticket patterns will reduce your share of the jackpot -sometimes significantly.
It’s never a good idea to choose numbers that have been drawn recently. The common belief is that recent numbers are lucky numbers, but this isn't true, in fact, picking previously drawn numbers may actually hinder your chance of winning.
One of the best ways to choose your online lotto numbers is at random. Pull numbers out of your head, or use our quick pick facility that draws them randomly for you. This way, if you do win the jackpot, chances are you won’t be sharing it with ten other people.
Do understand that you will never win the lottery if you haven’t entered it. The more tickets you buy the better your chances of winning. ...it’s obvious but true.
Don’t however spend money you can’t afford to lose. Lottery is all about having fun, dreaming of a big win, and being in the game. It’s not a guaranteed road to riches and so always stick to your own budget no matter how tempted you may be to buy more lotto tickets.
Richard Lustig has to be one of the "luckiest" lottery players in history. With 7 grand prize wins under his belt, Lustig has spent years refining his formula for improving your chances when playing the lottery. Here are a few of his techniques that everyday lottery players can use when trying to hit the jackpot:
No two lotteries are alike; some have smaller number pool than others which essentially gives them better winning odds. What is often the case is that while some lotteries have better odds, their prizes are often smaller and could even have less overall prize tiers. It's important to consider both prize value and number range when trying to calculate which lottery has the best winning odds. For example; the USA Powerball has higher odds of winning, but extremely high jackpots and prizes. Conversely, the Irish Lotto has the best winning odds, but smaller prizes when compared to the Powerball.
Another popular method used to pick winning lotto numbers is the Delta Lotto System. The system was developed using a mathematical study of winning lottery combinations, using the theory that buy only picking numbers between 1 - 15. Let's going through the steps of the Delta Lotto System individually:
Step 1. Start by choosing three low number's preferably numbers less than 8. According to the Delta System, at least two numbers under 8 are going to be drawn on a winning ticket around 60% of the time.
Step 2. For your fourth number, pick a number close to 8. It can either be slightly bigger or smaller than 8.
Step 3. During this step you will pick two more numbers. These numbers must be bigger than your previous 4 numbers, but not larger than 15.
Step 4. This is where you choose your highest number. Add up all your previous numbers and use the total of those as your final pick. Keep in mind that this number should not be more than 15 numbers bigger than the number that you picked during the previous step.
Step 5. This is the final step in the Delta Lotto System. Simply mix up your five chosen numbers into any random order. Good luck!
We're often asked about what one should do in the event of receiving a jackpot or tier 2 lottery win. Well besides screaming for joy, jumping up and down like a mad person, and possibly making rude gestures to your soon to be ex boss, the following five points are a must to ensure your new found wealth is handled safely and securely:
1. Contact an attorney. You want to weigh your legal options regarding keeping bank accounts and dividing the winnings. Forming a trust will also let you collect the money while maintaining your anonymity.
2. Contact a reputable financial advisor. Do this before you start spending your lotto winnings. They will help you weigh all possible options and give you the best possible counsel for managing your winnings.
3. Keep a low profile. Keep your old friends close. This will keep you or anyone else from getting any unwanted attention. There is no need for a press release. You don't need the publicity (which in turn attracts begging requests and possible security risks).
4. Write down everything you would like to do. This is important so you can realise how you feel about the present situation and the future. You can then go back and see how you felt when you didn't know what it was like to live like a millionaire. This is a great way to keep yourself in check and ensure your view of life is never distorted by money.
5. Look after your family. Always remember that they were there for you long before you were a lottery winner!
Wishing you the very best of luck whichever way you choose to play the biggest and best performing lotteries in the world.
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