18 October 2018
Players from all around the world are scrambling to get their hands on tickets for this weekends $970 million Mega Millions lottery draw, and there is a strong chance the jackpot could reach a whopping $1 billion before it is won!
And with more Mega Millions tickets being sold, is there anything you can do to help your chances at walking away with jackpot? Below are some tips that you can use when buying your Mega Millions tickets.
When picking your lucky numbers it is always important to have an equal spread of odd and even, and high and low numbers. Statistically speaking you are 30% more likely to win a prize when your picks include and an equal amount of numbers from all of those that are available to you.
The Mega Millions gives you a choice of 1 - 70 for you lucky numbers, but plenty of players like to use only half of those. As calendar dates only include those numbers up to 31, you are restricting your odds of winning by ignoring the rest of the number pool.
While this one may seem obvious; your chances at winning increase with every ticket that you buy! And if there was ever a time to buy lottery tickets it's now for this record-breaking Mega Millions draw.
Because this is a common strategy with lottery players, picking a pattern will mean that you will need to share the jackpot with everyone that picked that same pattern! Some of these patterns include an X or M or all horizontal and vertical lines.