Picking your lottery numbers
Here are 5 top tips to bear in mind next time you complete your lottery playslip. They won't increase your chances of winning - but they can significantly increase the amount you win when your numbers do come up.
All 5 lottery tips are based on avoiding the way other people pick their numbers. If you use the same method to pick your numbers as many other people do, then when you hit the jackpot, you share that prize with everybody else who picked the same numbers. That can turn a jackpot pool of millions into a prize of just thousands! It happens all too often - so please don't let it happen to you.
Here are those quick tips for making sure that your lottery jackpot is the life changing sum you are looking for:
- Don't pick numbers that have already won, especially not from recent draws. Many players believe that winning numbers are somehow lucky and therefore more likely to come up. Of course that isn't true, but a lot of people do it.
- Don't pick numbers based on an arithmetic sequences, such as 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, or 01, 11, 21, 31, 41, 49. People like number patterns - you would be stunned at how many people pick this way every single week.
- Don't pick numbers according to a 'tip' service. Just imagine how many other people will use the same numbers!
- Don't pick numbers purely according to family birthdays. Enormous numbers of lottery players choose the day of the birthday of family members when selecting lottery numbers. But there are only 31 days at most in a month - which means an awful lot of people pick all their numbers in that range.
- Don't make a pattern on your playslip. Diagonal or straight lines in any direction, star shapes, boxes, zig-zags etc. You might think who else would do that? The answer is anywhere from tens of people to tens of thousands of people!
The easiest, fastest way to pick better lottery numbers, is to pick them totally at random. It won't guarantee not picking a 'bad' set of numbers, but at least there's a good chance you won't be sharing your lottery millions with a hundred other 'lucky' winners.