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Win Big with These 3 Tips for Playing the Lottery

Can you imagine winning the lottery seven times?

Amazingly, this was the case for Florida native Richard Lustig. Rather than winning one large multi-million dollar jackpot, Richard won seven smaller jackpots. Between 1993 and 2010, his total winnings were just above $1 Million.

Soon, people began flocking to Richard and asking him to give professional tips for playing the lottery. Finally, the demand to know his secrets to success became so large that Richard decided to write a tell-all book.

Readers were happy to learn that Richard wasn’t only relying on luck to win the lottery. He was using a winning system. Are you ready to start making money with a winning system?

Read on to learn these three tips for tipping the lottery odds in your favor.

Top Tips for Playing the Lottery

Every year, Americans spend boatloads of money playing different lottery games. A surprising $73.5 billion went to lottery tickets in 2017, and the numbers are continuing to rise. Today, the average American spends about $223 every year to play to the lottery.

If you want to increase your odds of making some serious cash, you’ll need to create a winning strategy. Here are the best 3 tips for creating a winning strategy:

  1. Pick the right games

  2. Get more tickets

  3. Double-check your ticket

Let’s start by looking at how you can win big by selecting the right games.

  1. Pick the Right Games

Oftentimes, you’ll hear people talk about playing the lottery as if it’s one stand-alone game. In reality, there are many different types of lottery games you can choose from.

Follow these steps to pick the right lottery game:

  • Choose state games

  • Play at odd times

  • Know the odds

Picking the right game is at the top of our list of tips for playing the lottery. The main thing to check is that you’re picking state games instead of national ones.

State Versus National Game

Every state has a unique selection of lottery games for you to choose from. To increase your odds of winning, select a state lottery game rather than a national one. The odds of winning are higher for state lotteries than they are for national lotteries with a larger entry pool.

Play at Odd Times

After selecting the state lottery game you want to play, you’ll need to decide when to play it. We suggest that you avoid playing any lotteries that currently have a large jackpot.

Playing lottery games during odd times means there will be fewer players to compete with for your winnings. The chances of you getting the same numbers as someone else and having to share will go down.

Know the Odds

Finally, if you’re playing a scratch-off game, look for the section of the ticket that lists the odds. Every scratch-off game has to legally list the odds for the players to read.

The scratch-off might say something like “overall chances of winning” or ‘statement of approximate odds”. Take a few minutes to read and understand the odds and then compare them to other scratch-offs available.

  1. Buy More Tickets

After you know what game you’ll play, you’re ready to start buying your tickets. We suggest that you stick to one game and buy multiple tickets. The more lottery tickets you buy, the better your odds will be.

Be careful with this piece of advice. While it’s true that more tickets will increase your odds of winning, they don’t guarantee that you’ll win for sure. You should only play the lottery with disposable income. Don’t buy lottery tickets with money you need for something else.

Buying as many lottery tickets as you can afford is a fast way to go broke. Instead, choose less popular state games and buy as many tickets of that one game as you comfortably can.

Lottery Poole

A great way to boost your odds with more tickets without breaking the bank is to join a lottery pool. Offices, clubs, and other social groups will commonly join their money together to buy multiple lottery tickets. If one of the tickets wins, everybody gets a piece of the pie.

  1. Double Check Your Ticket

Finally, one of the best tips for playing the lottery is to always double-check your lottery ticket. Even if you’re certain that you lost, make it a habit to double-check every number.

Lottery players can also check their numbers online if they aren’t able to watch the drawing live. Online, you can see page after page of winning numbers, searchable by date and state.

Remember Your Tickets

If you buy lottery tickets regularly, have one place that you keep them in for safe storage. Write down a note on your calendar or set an alarm in your phone to remind you when the drawing is.

Check the Dates

As you compare your ticket’s numbers to the ones in the drawing, double-check the date. It’s a common mistake among lottery players to think they’ve lost when in reality they were checking a ticket that’s already expired.

Have Fun Gambling

Now you know the three best tips for playing the lottery, but even though your odds of winning are up, you’ll still be at the mercy of lady luck.

To have the most fun gambling, you have to remind yourself that it’s not like an ordinary game. While there are things you can do to influence the outcome, gambling’s more about math and probability than it is about skill. Even if you learn everything there is to know about winning the lottery, you could still easily walk away without winning a penny.

Make sure that the focus of your gambling is to have fun and enjoy the experience. If you’re not having fun, it’s probably time to try something else.

Need some ideas on how to have fun without spending money? Check out our entertainment section today!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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