Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thinking you will win the lottery

Positive thinking may help you win. Thinking that you will win all the time may increase the chances that you will win.

Check your horoscope

If you believe in horoscopes, check your horoscope for the year to see what times will be lucky for you. These may be months to play a little extra.

Hot lottery numbers

If a new lottery game starts in your state, you may want to keep track of the numbers that come out each drawing. Short patterns or long patterns may show numbers that come out far more than others. These numbers may be worth playing more often if you select your own numbers. Remember, you want to play the numbers that come out the most, not the least.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Lucky lottery stores

It seems unlikley a store will have more luck then another store when it comes to winners. It may be possible there are more instant ticket (scratch-off game) winners in a certain store for a time. This could be just luck though. It does hurt to buy a ticket there and try if you notice they are on a lucky streak.

Playing the same lottery numbers

If you play $2 a week on the lottery and you want to play $6 for six different drawings in the same game in a week, then that money should count for three weeks of playing. Otherwise you will be spending $6 a week. This is good to do once in awhile with a lottery game to change up your strategy. You will have the same numbers for six drawings and maybe some of them will come out.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Jackpot winners and more lottery tickets

Most winners of jackpots usually only bought one ticket or a few at most. Buying a lot of tickets does not increase your chances of winning jackpots by much at all.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Playing a number grouping

For whatever unknown reason, if six numbers are drawn in a lottery game, the numbers that come out are usually never from the same number group. This also applies to five numbers drawn. An example with six numbers drawn is 30, 32, 33, 34, 36, 39. Playing all 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and so on, is never usually a good idea. Most all of the time, the numbers that are drawn are from a few different number groupings. The only benefit is that if all 30s are drawn, and you have them, you will most likely not split the jackpot with many if any others at all, since most people play lower numbers from 31 and under.

Playing birthday numbers

Playing lower numbers, birthday numbers from 1-31, are the same as any other numbers. Over time, all numbers come out in most nearly equal amounts. You will have the same chance with higher numbers also.

Same money bigger drawings

More money spent on a lottery drawing because the jackpot is bigger does not increase your odds by much at all. An extra dollar maybe, but much more is still not worth it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Get in new instant games early

See when a new instant game (scratch-off game) is released. The most jackpot prizes are available before anyone starts winning them.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lower numbers played more

Lower numbers in all lottery games are probably played more. These include numbers from 31 and under. This is because people play birthday dates. Numbers over 31 are most likely played less. If you do win a cash prize with lower numbers, it will probably pay less on most all prize levels and the jackpot will be split.

Instant games to play

The first factor in deciding what instant game (scratch-off game) to play is the money available to play. Choose the level of money you wish to spend on an instant game. Be sure to see how many jackpots are still available for those games under that money amount, instant games unclaimed prizes. Once you choose a dollar amount, say a $1 instant game, the prizes for different instant games under that dollar amount will vary. Some $1 instant games may have a $500 top prize while others may have a $2,500 top prize. It may be best sometimes to go for the smaller $500 top prize game if more jackpots are available for that game over the $2,500 game.

Lower and higher odds lottery game

A good strategy is to play one lower odds lottery game and one higher odds game each time you play. The lower odds lottery game should have free tickets or a small dollar amount for the lowest prize and a cash or bigger cash prize to win above that level. These jackpots are easier to hit than other lottery games and probably pay under $100,000. The higher odds lottery game should have prizes over a half a million or million. This strategy helps keep some free tickets and lowest cash prizes coming in every so often, since the odds are much lower, while you still have a chance to win a big or million dollar jackpot.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Expect not to win

It is best to expect that you will never win any prize. This helps the frustration of not winning anything for long periods of time. It is always best to play with low expectations until and if you actually do win a big prize.

Lottery odds and horse racing

If you have 20 horses in a race, and you play 1 of them, chances are you will lose. But if you play 2 or 3 of them, you will probably still lose. If you played 9 of the 20, you would still probably lose. To have odds in your favor, you would need to play at least 11 of the 20 horses. This is why spending more than $1 or $2 on lottery tickets for any one drawing does not work. Spending $10 on one drawing does nothing to increase your odds, since they are so high to begin with. You would need to cover more than half of the lottery combinations to have odds in your favor. It is always best to play the smallest amount in any lottery drawing, with $1 or $2 at the most.

Once a week or yearly

If you have $52 for the year to play, it would be better to play $1, 52 different times rather than $52 on just one drawing. One reason is that the one drawing you play may have numbers come out that you don't have at all. If you have numbers all below 20, and all the numbers that came out that night are above 20, everything is a loss. Over many drawings, most numbers will probably hit several times, giving you a chance that some of your numbers will be drawn several times.