When it comes to playing lotto, there are various tips and strategies that people use to try and give themselves the best chances of winning money, as well as avoiding the risks of losing. Some of these strategies can have a positive impact, whilst some will be of no use whatsoever.
For example, some people choose to study the form of past numbers in order to look for patterns. The aim, therefore, is to see which numbers come out more frequently, so as to provide the basis of a prediction for future draws. There are two problems with this though, firstly, past results won’t impact upon future results and, secondly, with so many combinations of results, there isn’t enough data to truly draw accurate conclusions.
So, are there any useful strategies? The answer to this is yes, there are. Depending on what your aims are, there are ways to help you win more, as well as lose less.
Firstly, in order to keep costs down but still be in with a chance of winning big, joining a syndicate can help. With multiple players putting money in for the same ticket, or tickets, it is possible to reduce the cost per ticket per player to a fraction of the amount if you were to play on your own.
Of course, this means a lower share of prizes, but if the syndicate is able to buy more tickets, then that also increases the odds of a win.
Another method is to use permutations or wheeled numbers. In essence, this involves using a strategy to pick a mixture of unique and overlapping numbers, with the purpose being that should two or more tickets share some numbers, even if one of those tickets misses out on a winning combination, hopefully any other tickets may have a better chance of matching other drawn numbers.