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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

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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…

Live Large,

The LottoExpress Team

 

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Quick Pick: The Most Important Lottery Decision You’ll Make

Today we shed light on one of the most important choices a lottery player must make when trying to pick those winning lottery numbers—whether to quick pick or not!

This week, a single ticket in Indiana just took home the US$570-million US Mega Millions jackpot, and the US Powerball jackpot rolled to a whopping US$311 million. In honour of these historic jackpots, LottoExpress has an important question for all you lottery players out there:

Are you a quick picker?

We’ve previously discussed different number picking styles in this blog—from picking hot or cold numbers to considering the luckiest numbers to play—and today it’s all about randomness, baby!

To Quick Pick or Not?

Computerized quick picks (or random number generators) were first introduced to lottery games by the New York State Lottery in the late 1980s. Since then, quick picks have become the preferred method of choice for most lottery players: according to the US Powerball website, between 70-80% of lottery tickets sold are quick picks.

But believe it or not, whether to use a quick pick system to make one’s lottery selections is a topic of disagreement among lottery analysts.

Some Say Yes!

On the one hand, some experts say that quick picks are the right bet because they tend to cover the less commonly used numbers in each lottery’s number matrix (the full spread of numbers available to pick from).

For example, many people’s “lucky numbers” consist of 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.

Quick pick advocates suggest that randomly assigned numbers cover those higher numbers more effectively.

But Not So Fast …

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

By choosing your own numbers, you can avoid picking those common numbers, and instead focus on landing that perfect combination!

Experts who recommend picking your own numbers have another strong piece of advice: make sure that once you have your unique set of numbers, stick with it.

Remember: nothing could be worse than switching it up and watching your old numbers take home a big prize!

As for which system has more success? Well, it’s a wash: you are about equally as likely to win with a quick pick as you are using your own numbers.

So remember, whether you use your own secret formula to pick your perfect numbers, or put your fate in the hands of a computer, you have to play to win!

And with the US Powerball jackpot currently at an estimated US$333 million, LottoExpress gives you amazing options to score the win of a lifetime!

Now’s the best time to play: go pick those numbers, and good luck!

Live Large,

The LottoExpress Team

 

 

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