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How to Pick Lucky Lottery Numbers for the Aussie Superdraw

How to Pick Lucky Lottery Numbers?

The last Australian Superdraw of the year is approaching fast.

On Dec 31st, Australian Lotto 6/45 will have a special jackpot worth a magnificent A$31 MILLION!

With such a life-changing prize up for grabs, getting those lottery numbers right has never been more important.

So have a quick look through LottoExpress’s list of the 5 most common ways of picking lottery numbers and decide which one is perfect for you!

 

1. Play Hot Numbers

According to the frequency theory, certain numbers are believed to have a better chance of being drawn than others.

These “hot” numbers are ones that have shown up frequently in past draws. So it stands to reason that these numbers are likely to show up again, leading to a higher chance of winning.

The two most commonly drawn or hot numbers in the Australian Superdraw between 2006 and 2014 were 21 and 1. These were drawn a lucky 14 and 13 times, respectively.

Other hot numbers include: 2, 5, 7, 23, 27, 30, 32, 40

 

2. Play Cold Numbers

“Cold” numbers are less common and barely showed up in previous draws.

This theory is based on the law of averages which states that all numbers have an equal chance of being drawn – and that the longer a specific number hasn’t been drawn, the more likely it is that it will show up next time.

The top two cold numbers in the Australian Superdraw held between 2006 and 2014 are 18 and 28. Both have only shown up three times!

Other cold numbers include: 20, 24, 36, 37

 

3. Play Hot & Cold Numbers

If you enjoy lotto strategy but can’t decide on which number theory feels right for you, why not mix it up?

Shortlist some “hot” and “cold” numbers and play both, to improve your chances of winning.

 

Lucky lottery number
Did You Know? 7 is considered to be the universal lucky number.

 

4. Play Quick Picks 

If you don’t fancy the hassle of number-picking, consider letting the computer do all the work for you.

Quick Picks are randomly generated numbers that assign your lottery numbers for you. A majority of lottery players prefer this quick, stress-free option for a couple of reasons.

For one, Quick Picks tend to cover the less commonly used numbers in each lottery’s number pool (the full spread of numbers available to pick from).

There have also been a  few convincing stats linking Quick Picks and jackpot winners.  For instance, according to the US Powerball website, between 70-80% of winning lottery tickets sold are quick picks.

 

 5. Play Your Personal Lucky Numbers

Finally, the classic option: playing your own lucky numbers.

Lot of lotto players prefer playing numbers that have personal significance to them and there are both pros and cons to this method.

One downside is that most people’s lucky numbers are often birthdays, anniversaries, and other important calendar dates. (In other words, numbers between 1 and 31.) But for all major lotteries, the number matrix extends well beyond 31, meaning a whole range of numbers is left out.

But on the other hand, some lottery observers insist that you should pick your own lottery numbers, because there is a good chance that quick pick systems assign commonly used numbers.


 

Think you’ve got a winning lotto number picking strategy? Don’t forget to return to LottoExpress before the draw and get your ticket for a chance at a life-changing win!

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7 Lottery Words You Should Know

Common Lottery Terms to Add To Your Arsenal

New to the lottery world?

While playing the lottery – especially online – is extremely simple to pick up, there are a couple of words you might hear frequently.

LottoExpress has rounded up the top 7 lottery words every player (new or returning) should be aware of!

 

Lottery jackpotJackpot

This is the top prize in any lottery game! Most jackpot amounts range into the millions and are paid either in one lump sum or annuity payments.

Must-Try Jackpot: Spanish Lotto 6/49 is one of the few lottos in the world that offers not one – but TWO – jackpot prizes!

 

lottery Rollover

When the jackpot amount isn’t won, it is added to the next draw’s jackpot. This means jackpots increase in value, until they are won – or hit the jackpot cap.

Rollover King: US Powerball is undisputed rollover champion after it rolled over to a record-breaking 1.56 BILLION this  January!

 

lottery rolloverOdds

Odds calculate your chance of winning. The lower the odds, the better your winning chances.

Odds Master: Australian Lotto 6/45 has the best jackpot odds around at 1 in 8,145,060 – meaning this is one of the easier jackpots to win, compared to the others!

 

lottery comboLottery Combo

Lottery combos combine your favourite lotteries together, for convenient, quick play and are exclusive to LottoExpress!

Best Deal: Australian Outback Special. For the price of 1 Australian Powerball ticket, you can play 3 lucrative Australian lotteries!

 

lotteryPrize Tiers

Prize tiers define the different cash prizes you can win, depending on the number of winning numbers you matched.

Most Prize Tiers: With 13 ways to win, EuroMillions has more prize categories than the other lottos!

 

lotteryQuick Pick

QuickPick is an option that lets you generate random numbers for your tickets instead of choosing numbers yourself.

Quick Fact: According US Powerball website, between 70-80% of tickets sold are QuickPicks – and so are majority of the jackpot winners!  Learn more about QuickPicks here.

 

lotteryDraw

A draw is when the winning numbers are selected by the official lottery operators. All lotteries have fixed draw dates, and many are drawn twice a week.

Did you know: At LottoExpress, you can select the number of draws you wish to play for in advance. This means you’ll always have a chance at the jackpot!

 


About LottoExpress

If you’re tired of playing your local lottery, LottoExpress is for you! With safe, secure and fast access to the world’s richest lotteries, LottoExpress provides an online service carefully designed with lottery enthusiasts in mind. Fully licensed under the Gambling Supervision Commission (eCOGRA and IGC) and operated by professionals with over 25 years of gaming experience, we are committed to providing our players with the best overall gaming experience. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter – we would love to hear from you!

 

 

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6 Simple Ways to Increase Your Lottery Winning Chances

How to multiply my chances of winning the lottery?

LottoExpress shares exclusive tactics to improve your chances of winning the lottery!

“Is there a sure-fire secret to winning the lottery?”

In a word?

No.

There isn’t any “sure-fire” or foolproof way to win the lottery, despite all the claims out there. When it comes down to it, the lottery is a game of chance.

However, there are a number of tactics that CAN help you increase the likelihood of a lottery win.

Here are 6 simple things you can do to boost your chances of winning!

 

1. PLAY  

This one’s a bit obvious but it’s worth stating: the first step towards winning the lottery is to play.

As the lottery is a game of chance, playing – and playing regularly – will improve your chances of winning. Most lotteries have draws once or twice a week. Pick a favourite, decide the number of draws you want to go for, and try your luck!

If you don’t fancy the notion of playing the lottery weekly or bi-weekly, here’s another strategy to try. When you do play the lottery, buy more tickets. This will improve your chances of winning for that particular draw. Many people go this route – buying multiple tickets when the jackpots are extremely high.

 

2. USE QUICK PICKS

Another tactic is to use Quick Picks when selecting numbers.

When you use Quick Picks, computer-generated numbers are chosen for you at random.

Studies show that people who pick their own numbers, often select them based on days of the month (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) This means that numbers over 31 are often neglected. Experts claim that by using Quick Picks, the numbers assigned to you are more likely to include those higher digits more effectively.

Plus, according to the Powerball website, 70 to 80% of lottery winners were Quick Picks!

 

 6 simple ways to improve chances of winning the lottery

3. FORM A LOTTERY SYNDICATE

Forming a lottery syndicate is by far one of the most common tactics employed by lottery players.

Basically, you multiply your chances of winning by pooling your money with your mates, colleagues or family to buy a large number of tickets for a specific lottery draw.

This way, you have a share in a large number of tickets, at an affordable price. This tactic has seen quite a bit of success as some of the largest jackpots have been won by syndicates.

However, keep in mind that if you win as part of a syndicate, your winnings will be shared among the group.

 

4PICK THE MOST COMMONLY DRAWN NUMBERS

Veteran lottery players will often talk about ‘Frequency Theory’ or ‘Hot Numbers’.

Simply put, certain numbers are believed to have a better chance of being drawn than others. To boost your winning chances, simply make sure you have a couple of these numbers in your ticket!

If you look at number frequency stats for specific lotteries, you’ll see this is true: some numbers DO show up more frequently than others.

For instance, the top 5 numbers that most commonly show up for the US Powerball are: 26, 22, 16, 41 and 35!

 

 

6 simple ways to improve your winning chances for the lottery

5. TRY LOTTERY WHEELING SYSTEMS  

Out of all the tactics employed, lottery wheeling systems may be the most complicated, but they are known for improving your odds significantly.

Simply put, wheeling systems are a technique that lets you play every possible combination for your selected range of numbers. By doing so, players are often guaranteed a win! There’s a lot of information out there on lottery wheeling systems, so if you decide to go this route, do some research first!

 

6. LASTLY, CHOOSE YOUR LOTTERIES WISELY!

Some lotteries have better odds of winning than others – that’s just a fact.

While this does not guarantee a win, it does mean that you have more chances of winning a prize playing these lotteries than others!

For instance, the Australian Lotto 6/45 has the best odds of winning the jackpot.

Irish Lotto has great overall odds of 1 in 29 and it’s also 76% easier to win than the UK National Lottery.


Thanks to online lottery websites like LottoExpress, you now have the opportunity to choose and select the lotteries with the best odds from around the world!

You can also enter multiple draws with a few simple clicks, instead of physically having to go outside and purchase a ticket!

Now that you’re armed with these 6 simple tactics of improving your odds, go and try them out!

Who knows, one of these tips might just land you the ultimate prize…

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The LottoExpress Team

 

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4 Exclusive Island Escapes (For Lottery Winners)

Find out why these 4 destinations should be on your lottery winner’s travel list!

While budget destinations are enjoyable, there’s nothing like an exclusive tropical getaway.

White sandy beaches just for you, gourmet meals, private chartered boats to take you wherever you please – luxury travel is what most lottery players dream about!

Check out LottoExpress’ list of some of the world’s most exclusive luxury destinations!

 

Mantangi Island, Fiji

This horseshoe-shaped island has it all: tropical rainforests to explore, white sand beaches to relax on and a variety of water activities from snorkeling to sailing.

It’s also extremely exclusive as the entire island has just one luxury resort. The rates for this lavish escape start at around US$600 a night.

Lottery Winner Island Escape - Matangi Island
Matangi Island. Source: matangiisland.com

 

Guana Island, British Virgin Islands

Guana, a luxury island destination, is as exclusive as it gets. First off, there is no public access which means travelers have to fly to a neighboring island and then take the resort’s boat over to Guana.

Then, you have the choice to rent the ENTIRE island for yourself – and 31 of your closest family and friends. Rates range between US$23,000 – $37,400 per night for the entire island and includes all the amenities you can think of.

 

Lottery WInner Island Escape - Guana Island
Guana Island.

 

Bora Bora

Bora Bora attracts celebrities and business elite for good reason! From its turquoise lagoon to luxurious villa resorts, this French Polynesian island promises an unforgettable experience.

As most resort hotels are built on their own tiny island, you can enjoy the beauty and comfort of the place without the crowds!

 

Lottery Winner Island Escape - Bora Bora
Bora Bora. Source: Wikipedia Commons

 

Musha Cay, Bahamas

Musca Cay is another exclusive island escape that’s popular with the rich and famous. It’s only available for rent and rates start at around US$39,000 a DAY for the entire island.

Enjoy gourmet meals, deep-sea diving, or just enjoy the beach. For an additional fee, you and your 11 guests can also enjoy a personal fireworks show as well as a customized treasure hunt!

Lottery Winner Island Escape
Enjoy your own personal island!

 

Has this list got you dreaming of sun, sand and surf? Well, LottoExpress can help get you there!

Play for millions from lotteries around the world, like the US$60 million American Powerball or the US$25 million Mega Millions! You never know, the next draw could make you the next big lottery winner!

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The LottoExpress Team

 

 

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13 Lucky Leap-Day Facts for Hitting US$435 MILLION

Leap of the morning to ya! Ever wanted an extra day of symbolic good luck for your lottery fortunes?

It’s 29 February and this day only comes around roughly once every four years. It’s like a free day, so take a leap and have some fun. Your life could change luxuriously in the blink of an eye!

LottoExpress is here to celebrate Leap Day with our Irish-American combo. You will receive a FREE TICKET into the Irish Lotto and play the US Mega Millions, US Powerball and the Irish Lotto for a chance to win a grand total of over US$435 MILLION.

And in the spirit of Leap Day, here are some facts about the holiday you’ve maybe never heard of:

  1. Leap Day exists because it takes the earth approximately 365.25 days to gravitate around the sun in a year, so 29 February compensates for that extra quarter day.
  2. Leap Year was created by the Ancient Roman dictator Julius Caesar, with consultation from the Ancient Greek astrologer Sosigenes of Alexandria. Together, they created what became known as the Julian calendar, the first to feature Leap Years.
  3. Caesar and Sosigenes had the right idea but they oversimplified the mathematical logic in making any year divisible by four a leap year; this issue wasn’t resolved until over 1,500 years later with the introduction of the Gregorian calendar under the rule of Pope Gregory XIII. Now, a leap year is every year divisible by four except for years both divisible by 100 and not divisible by 400.
  4. Leaping frogs are the unofficial animal of Leap Day. They are a symbol of good fortune, and might even be the official food of Leap Day if there was one!
  5. 29 February is also Rare Disease Day.
  6. The modern Chinese calendar adds a whole extra leap month every three years; but which month is often almost a surprise since it varies!
  7. People born on Leap Day are often known as “leaplings” or “leapers.”
  8. The chances of being born on Leap Day are about one in 1,461—better than the chances of bowling a perfect game (about one in 11,500)!
  9. In Taiwan, it is tradition for married daughters to spend Leap Months with their parents; they often bring pig-trotter noodles to wish their parents good health and good fortune.
  10. Only two families in history are thought to have given birth to three Leap Day babies: The Henriksens from Norway in 1960, 1964 and 1968, and the Estes from the United States of America in 2004, 2008 and 2012.
  11. Famous “leapers” include composer Gioacchino Rossini, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, jazz musician Jimmy Dorsey, actor Dennis Farina, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. and rapper/actor Ja Rule.
  12. The leap year of 1848 is known for the famous discovery of gold in California, leading to the lucky Gold Rush of the West!
  13. In Ireland, Leap Day is known as Bachelor’s Day, when it is tradition for women to offer marriage proposals to men; in the custom begun by Queen Margaret of Scotland in 1288, if a man refuses the proposal, he must offer a kiss, a silk dress or 12 pairs of gloves.

Act today and PLAY NOW, and maybe you could turn these 13 lucky Leap Day facts into 435 million reasons to leap for joy!

Happy Leap Year!