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Will You Be the Next Lotto Jackpot Winner?

Last Updated: Wednesday 18th March 2015, 09:57 am

Lotto is offering a jackpot worth an estimated £2.1 million for tonight’s midweek game - with every Lotto draw in the month of March seeing players scoop the top prize, do you think you have what it takes to do the same? You can see how over 900,000 people have cleaned up on the game this month by visiting the Lotto Results page.

Perhaps you like to play the same numbers every time - if so, why not consider adding a line with a different spread of numbers? Many people who use a specific set of numbers tend to commemorate important dates, such as anniversaries and birthdays. However, this does limit your options to numbers between 1 and 31 instead of the standard ball pool of 1 to 49. If the winning line features numbers below 31, it’s possible that you’d end up sharing a prize with others instead of keeping it all to yourself. Choosing an extra line featuring a few numbers above 31 could help if you beat the odds and win big tonight!

Case in point - the Lotto draw on Wednesday 13th August 2014 had six main numbers that fit neatly into the “calendar” of popular choices, meaning that there were a larger portion of winners who picked up a fixed prize of £25 for matching three numbers. Once these were paid out, there was far less cash to go around - Match 4 winners bagged just £15 each, and the two players who split the jackpot walked away with £336,076 each. You can minimise the risk of losing out on a prize, or grabbing an amount well below the average, by diversifying your number selection.

If you’re a calculating type who loves data, you might want to have a look at the Lotto Statistics page, where you’ll discover a wealth of information on the UK’s flagship game. You can see which numbers are most commonly drawn, which numbers most often show up as pairs or triplets, which ones are most overdue to make an appearance in the winning line, which numbers are picked the least and more. You could then form an entry based on your own research!

Really want to leave it to fate? Just grab a couple of Lucky Dips and see what happens. It worked for John Hay and his mum, Doreen, who netted a £7.5 million Lotto windfall on Saturday 11th January 2014. Their three Lucky Dips came up with a massive return on their initial investment of £6.

Ultimately, it all comes down to luck. If your numbers, no matter how you choose them, come up in tonight’s draw, you could land a massive windfall and continue Lotto’s incredible winning streak. Mixing it up - or keeping to your own status quo - could prove very profitable indeed. For your chance to grab a Lotto jackpot, or one of the 50 Lotto Raffle prizes of £20,000 each, visit the Buy Tickets page to purchase some entries or pop in to an authorised retailer near you. Good luck!

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