Do you think there is no way to improve your chances at winning the lottery? Think again.
Master these five tips and make the most of your Powerball numbers or any other lottery tickets.
This information comes from a self-made lottery expert who went from stumbling around in the
dark to winning seven grand prizes.
1. Don’t rely on quick picks.
Quick picks are numbers generated at random by a computer. Each one has an equal chance of
winning, aka next to none. There is one benefit to quick picks: since the numbers are picked by a
computer, they are more likely to be spread out, making a winning ticket more likely. However,
the same effect can be achieved by purposefully spreading out the numbers.
2. Forget about birthdays.
The problem with focusing on birthdays that it restricts the spread of numbers when the goal is to
spread out the numbers as much as possible. Since there are only 12 months in a year and as
many as 31 days in a month, the numbers cap at 12 and 31, leaving out most of the possibilities.
If the winning number is 81, for example, it will never be guessed through the month or day of
someone’s birthday. Instead, the goal is to spread out the guesses as much as possible using high
and low numbers.
3. Avoid trends.
Another reason to avoid birthdays and other trends: everyone is doing it. That means that if one
person wins with these numbers, someone else will, too. No one wants to share their winnings
with a stranger, so keep the numbers spread out.
4. Spread out the numbers.
It may be true that every number has the same chance of being drawn, but that doesn’t mean
using the same number over and over on a lottery ticket. After all, when is the last time the
winning numbers were 5-5-5-5-5-5-5? You may choose to use the same numbers on different
tickets, but make sure they are in different positions.
5. Keep a budget.
The more tickets you buy, the greater the chance of winning, but don’t count on winning every
time. In a game of chance, winning is never a guarantee, so always, always stay within your
means. In fact, plan to lose everything, and be pleasantly surprised when you win. Isn’t that what
gambling is all about?