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How To Boost Your Chances of Winning Lotto

Last Updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018, 10:30

The Lotto jackpot regularly gets into eight figures and gives players the opportunity to dream about how they could live like the rich and famous, give up work or just have financial freedom forever. The odds of winning are 1 in 45,057,474, but are there ways to increase your chances?

Enter More Lotto Lines

The only way to guarantee winning the Lotto jackpot is to enter all 45,057,474 combinations, which would be a costly and unrealistic exercise. To boost your chances, you may decide to play more than one set of numbers, and some players like to take this approach when the jackpot gets large.

Join A Syndicate

The problem with going it alone and entering more lines is that it costs more to increase your chances of winning. However, if you join a syndicate you can boost your odds without having to worry about splashing more cash.

Lottery groups can go about it in different ways, but standard practice is to enter the same number of lines as the number of players in the syndicate. In this way, everyone is just paying as much as they would for one regular line, but you have multiple chances of winning. Of course, prizes need to be shared between all syndicate members, but if you are lucky enough to land the jackpot you will still have a huge amount and you can all enjoy the success together.

Increase Your Prize

While you have to enter more lines to increase your chances of winning, there are other ways to potentially boost the value any other prizes if you do win. As Lotto prizes depend on the number of winners in each tier, it is worth trying to select numbers which are not commonly used. For example, a lot of players use dates, patterns or select consecutive numbers such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, so if these numbers were ever drawn the prize for each winner would be considerably smaller. Use the Lotto Number Generator to pick a random selection if you can’t decide which numbers to play.

Big Jackpot

The Lotto jackpot stands at £14.5 million for Wednesday night’s draw, and you can take part now by either going to an authorised retailer or playing online. It could just be that you win the biggest prize seen on the game since a taxi driver from Gloucester won £24.5 million on Wednesday 27th December. Good luck!

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