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We have all dreamed of winning the lottery jackpot. Especially when profit is one of the highest in history, as happened in Friday’s Mega Millions draw where one person – who has yet to claim their prize – took home $1,337 million.
So if you want to start playing, but apply a little more strategy so you don’t rely too much on luck, here are three strategies you can apply.
Strategy #1: Hot and Cold Numbers
Picking your numbers based on the so-called hot and cold numbers is a lottery strategy that uses data from previous draws.
To do this, look at the winning lottery numbers for a given number of previous weeks. Keep track of the numbers that came out most recently to find the hot numbers (the numbers that won most often), then identify the ones that came out the least often (these are the cold numbers).
In other words, the most common numbers are considered the hottest numbers, while the less common numbers are considered the coldest.
People who use this strategy recommend choosing a mixture of hot and cold numbers to create your number lines. You can also add expired issues, i.e. issues that have not appeared in the past few weeks.
Strategy #2: Play low odds
One strategy that can help increase your chances of winning the lottery is simple but effective: play lottery draws with lower odds.
And there are many variations in odds between draws. For example, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350, while the odds of winning the Italy MillionDAY are 1 in 3,478,761. This means that your chances are 100 times better if you buy Italy MillionDay tickets instead of Mega Millions.
Strategy #3: Buy more tickets
This is another easy lottery strategy to follow while you can. Since every combination of tickets and numbers has an equal chance of being drawn, the only real way to increase your odds is to buy more tickets.
If you are determined to win the jackpot, there is a way to do it: you can buy all the possible combinations of numbers available. Of course, that’s not a viable solution, so It’s best to buy as many raffle tickets as your budget allows.. This could mean entering fewer draws per year, but buying more tickets for each draw.
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