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This is How to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lotto Jackpot

Last Updated: Friday 14th July 2017, 11:14 am

Lotto is played twice a week and always offers at least a seven-figure jackpot, but is there a way to increase your chances of winning Lotto? Take a look at National-Lottery.com’s guide to getting your hands on the next huge bounty:

Lotto System Entries

One of the possible reasons that Portugal performs so well in EuroMillions, despite being a relatively small nation, is that players can play system entries very easily. Essentially, a system entry involves you choosing more numbers than make up a winning line and paying for every potential line contained within.

For EuroMillions, your system could involve picking seven main numbers instead of five and therefore playing 21 different combinations. This gives you more chance of hitting the jackpot and, even if you don’t, you only need to match a couple of numbers to win multiple lower tier prizes, which can soon build up. In Portugal, you can simply add the extra numbers onto your playslip and it plays every combination automatically, whereas UK players need to work out all the different permutations themselves and input them manually.

For Lotto, you might pick seven numbers rather than six, which gives you seven lines in the draw rather than one and dramatically improves your chances of winning the jackpot and picking up a number of other awards.

Play in a Lotto Syndicate

Syndicates also take advantage of the benefits of playing multiple lines. By teaming up with friends, relatives or workmates, you can buy a considerable number of Lotto lines, but each participant only pays a small fee. If you have a group of ten players, you might contribute £2 each, which allows the group to play ten lines and means you are ten times more likely to win than an individual playing a single set of numbers. You have to share your prize, of course, but you could still bank a hefty sum.

If you don’t have time to spend organising the group yourself, you could take part in an online syndicate, where the hard work is taken care of on your behalf. See the Lottery Tickets page to find out how to join an online Lotto syndicate today.

Do Lucky Numbers Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lotto Jackpot?

Many players swear by systems and strategies for picking so-called ‘lucky numbers’. Some use dream analysis to select their lines, whilst others play birthday dates, and some read up on statistics. Online lottery betting site Jackpot.com conducted research into the most commonly-drawn balls in 1,500 draws of 15 popular worldwide lotteries over the last year and found that 16 was the luckiest number, having been drawn 191 times.

Other popular balls included 22, with 179 appearances in winning lines, 28 (167), 37 (167), 6 (166) and 3 (164). Those drawn the fewest times were 18, 46, 40, 41, 32 and 36.

Whichever method you use to pick your potentially winning Lotto line, you can play online or by visiting an authorised retailer up until 7:30pm on the day of the draw. Good luck!  

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