How to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery

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Would you like to know how to increase your chances of winning the lottery? Of course you would. Don’t worry though, I’m not talking about some wild and unproven lottery system. Nor am I going to suggest employing the services of an African ‘Shamen’ who has the power to predict the Powerball lottery numbers. There are however some practical steps that you can take in order to ensure that you have the best possible chance to win the lottery.

There is More Than One lottery

When you think about winning the lottery you usually only consider your local lottery. However, there are now many more lottery games available. What is more, they are a lot easier to take part in. Sure everybody in England dreams about winning the National Lottery, but with odds of around 45 million to 1, realistically, your chances are low. If you were to purchase a ticket in the Irish lottery you would get odds of just under 11 million to 1. Whilst the jackpots can certainly be lower, each draw still offers players the chance to win millions of Euros.

The Polish lottery is played 3 times a week and the odds of any player winning a prize are just 57 to 1. Whats more it is cheaper to purchase a ticket and far fewer people take part than play the National Lottery.

Join a Syndicate

The surest way to increase your chances of winning the lottery is to buy more tickets. This strategy certainly worked for the French writer and philosopher Voltaire. However, for most people this isn’t always financially viable. Joining an online syndicate though can dramatically increase your chances of winning a cash prize. There are many excellent options for lotto players from all over the world to take part in an online lottery syndicate. One of the best can be found at

Check Your Numbers!

This is so basic that I shouldn’t even need to mention it. You would be surprised though just how common this is. Last year in the UK alone lotto players failed to claim an incredible £122.5 million in prize money. This included National Lottery, Euromillions and scratchcards.

The largest unclaimed lottery prize was from the EuroMillions draw June 8 2012. A winning jackpot ticket worth an unbelievable £63,837,543.60 had been bought by a player in the Stevenage and Hitchin area in the UK. It is a world-record unclaimed prize.

The best way to avoid this problem is to buy your lottery tickets online. However, should you buy a physical ticket there are some precautions that you should take. Always sign the back of your lottery ticket. Take a photo of the ticket once you have signed it and keep it on your mobile. Aim to keep the photo for at least 30 days after the draw just in case. If you are playing the UK National Lottery download the app and use the inbuilt scanner to check your ticket. Never ever ever take your lottery ticket to be checked at a retail outlet! Always check the numbers on the TV, local newspaper, online or use an app.

Find a Ticket, Pick It Up, and All Day Long You’ll Have Good Luck!

OK, I know what you are thinking. Picking up a discarded lottery ticket is just so demeaning. Well, yes it is actually. That said there is precedent for this type of instance. A homeless man in the Channel Islands found a £200 winning lottery ticket in the street and promptly cashed it in. Sounds like a nice story right? Well, no. Unfortunately it didn’t end well for this particular homeless man. The purchaser of the ticket, a local woman, had thoughtfully taken a photo of it on her mobile (refer to previous chapter). On discovering her loss she reported it to the Police. The homeless man was eventually traced and charged with theft. He was ordered by the Courts to repay the £200 and pay £100 fine!

Avoid Playing Obvious Numbers

Amazingly 10,000 people every week play the numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6 in the National lottery. This, as it turns out is NOT a good strategy. If the jackpot was £1,000,000 each player would win only £100. The number 23 is the second most popular number used by lotto players worldwide. Alternatively the number 13 is the least drawn number in the National lottery. 13 has been drawn a mere 229 times since 1994. This works out to once every 10.89 draws. Statistically, the most likely winning numbers, or the numbers most commonly drawn in the National lottery are 38, 23, 31, 25, 43, 33 and 44. Downloading a lottery app to your phone is a good way to check which numbers have been coming up and which ones have not been drawn for some time.

Move to Birmingham!

Yes, it’s true. If you really want to increase your chances of winning the lottery you really need to live in Birmingham. Birmingham has produced more lottery millionaires than any other area of the UK since the lottery began. 138 Brummies have become lottery millionaires since the National lottery was introduced in 1994. That is an incredible one lottery millionaire every two months!

Don’t Become the Victim of a Lottery Scam

We can’t stress how important this is here at UK Lotto Club. DO NOT FALL VICTIM TO SCAMMERS! always buy your lottery tickets through legitimate lottery suppliers. If you buy tickets online make sure that the agent that you use is licensed. Sometimes it is not about just winning the lottery, it is about not being tricked into believing that you have won. If you are sure that you have not purchased a lottery ticket and you get a phone call or an email claiming you have won a prize, you probably haven’t. The best way to be absolutely sure is to either physically purchase a ticket via a trusted retail outlet, or play online using a recommended lotto agent such as You can read more about lottery scams and fraud in our online lottery forums.

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I am a global lottery and lifestyle consultant. I firmly believe that everybody buys a winning lottery ticket at some time in their lives, just not necessarily on the right day.

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