Most of us would love to win the lottery but few have been so lucky. The results of a lottery are determined entirely at random and we cannot influence the outcome. However, there are a few strategies and techniques you can use – and a few mistakes to avoid – that can help maximize your chances of winning when you play the lottery online:
1) Know the Website Rules – Before you decide to play the lottery online, it is important that you know the specific guidelines and rules of a particular lotto website to ensure you are adhering to the rules. Make sure you know the criteria under which a player can be disqualified and read any terms of service before you agree to them.
2) Keep your Receipts – Keep any receipts you receive when purchasing a lottery ticket online. This will serve as proof of purchase, which is especially important if the site you are playing sites that require players to present the receipt when the ticket purchased has won a prize.
3) Choose Random Number – Don’t restrict your chances of winning by choosing superstitious numbers (such as your birthday or anniversary date). Also, choosing only odd, even, or prime numbers is not a wise decision either since many people use that very same method for selecting their numbers – decreasing your winnings if those numbers are actually selected since you will have to share the jackpot. Use a “quick pick” features which quickly selects numbers at random for you.
4) Evaluate Your Odds of Winning – Certain lotto sites offer much higher odds of winning than others. For example, your odds will be lower if there is a greater amount of numbers to choose from and a smaller amount of numbers you need to choose.
5) Go for the Bigger Jackpots – If two lotto sites have the same odds of winning, it only makes sense to opt for the site that offers the bigger jackpot amount. However, this doesn’t mean you should always go for the bigger jackpot (see the above tip).
6) Pool your Resources – Two tickets double your chances of winning while three triples it. Consider inviting a couple of friends to purchase tickets and if one wins, you all split the jackpot, leaving everyone with a smile.