Insider tips for successfully playing the lottery

Winning the lottery. The dream of winning the lottery and striking it rich is shared globally. Some people believe in luck, but everyone who plays the lottery has a chance of winning.

Numbers are drawn randomly for every lottery. You choose your numbers manually or with the help of your computer and wait for the draw. Then go to the Lottery India results site and see if you have a match. If your numbers are the numbers drawn, you win.

You will find many sites that claim they can predict the numbers that will be drawn. You can buy books from former winners that explain how they won. But, none of these are backed by science. You may win, or you may not. No one can tell you for sure.  But, some tips can help you get closer to a win.

Getting the edge

Below is a list of tips and hacks based on common sense and data collected over the years about lottery wins. We cannot promise these tips will make you hit the jackpot, but they will give you an edge and improve your chances.

Tips to improve your chances

  • Become part of a syndicate
    Syndicates win 20% of lottery wins. A syndicate is a group of people who pool their money and buy more lottery chances. They split the winnings equally. The more you play, the more chances you have of winning. That is why this tip works.
  • Check the odds of each lottery
    There are massive International lotteries with huge prizes. But, those lotteries have big odds. Often you can place a bet on a lottery with a smaller prize but better odds. The prize will still be life-changing, but the odds of actually winning are more in your favor. 
  • Bet your numbers regularly
    Some lottery winners bet the same numbers every single week. It may take a long time. But they know, sooner or later, those numbers will hit. Have some faith in your numbers. There are plenty of stories of people who played a set of numbers for months and then gave up. Then a couple of weeks later, they read of a lottery win where someone played “their numbers.” They just stopped too soon.
  • Be consistent
    Most lottery winners claim to play the same day of the week and the same time of the day or night continually. Being consistent pays off.
  • Take advantage of system bets.
    System bets give extra numbers. They give you extra chances to hit the lottery. A computer assigns numbers more randomly than we can. Our human brain tends to gravitate to the same numbers without our knowledge. A computer can’t do that.
  • Pick non-consecutive (random) numbers.
    If the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 were to win the lottery on any given week in the UK, the prize would be shared by 10,000 people. Be more creative. 10,000 people select the numbers one through six weekly, and those numbers have never hit.
  • Stay away from consecutive numbers. The odds of them hitting are too rare.
  • Avoid using dates as “lucky numbers.” We all have dates that are important in our lives. The problem with using dates is there is no date that ends with a number higher than 31. Avoid dates and open your chances with more numbers to choose from.

Odd Tips

Lucky Numbers

While some people have a “lucky number” based on personal events or numerology, there is no definitive evidence that any numbers are lucky. Lottery data shows that specific numbers come up more often than others for different lotteries. Please understand that. Specific numbers show up more often on particular lotteries. So, if someone tells you a group of numbers is lucky, you would need to know what game they are talking about.


You don’t have to play like everyone else. You may do better by betting on a less popular lottery, and betting more often. It is true; you could win less, but you have a better chance of winning with fewer players.

Don’t give up

You could place a bet and win the first time. Others may play the same numbers for weeks or months, hoping for a win. Stick with it.

Set a budget

It is supposed to be fun. Set a budget for what you can afford and stay with it. Consider it like long-term entertainment. Do not be one of those people who want to bet a little more and then worry about paying their bills all week.


Play the lottery for fun. Play only what you can afford. Take the advice offered above and hope for the best. These tips will give you a bit of an edge. The rest is just a matter of happenstance.

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