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.
Lottery Winning Tips From A Seven Time Lottery Winner Richard Lustig who 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:
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 realize 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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