While Lotto success ultimately comes down to the luck of the draw and each line of numbers has exactly the same odds of hitting the jackpot as any other, there are a few tricks that participants can use to help themselves win a prize. Since Lotto increased the size of its ball pool from 49 to 59, it may be a good idea to reconsider the numbers you play.
One hint is to try and use numbers which are unlikely to be selected by lots of other ticket holders, as it would take some of the gloss off a big jackpot win to find that the prize had to be split hundreds of different ways. It is therefore recommended that you avoid using sequential numbers such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, or picking the same numbers that were drawn in the last game.
Even using dates of personal significance might make it more likely that you have to share a prize, as so many participants employ this tactic. You are also limiting your number range by almost half if 31 is your highest number, so it might be better to think about ages or house numbers if you are looking to base your entry off of numbers which have some meaning to you.
Using the Quick Pick option is one way of generating a spread of random numbers, but the only true way of increasing your chances of winning is to buy more tickets. For most players, this might only sound appealing on the odd occasion when the jackpot reaches huge levels, such as the historic draw on Saturday 9th January when two participants shared £66 million. However, by joining a syndicate, you can own a share of more tickets without having to splash the cash, and it is estimated that one in five lottery prizes in the UK are won by groups.
Picking Lotto numbers is a big part of the fun for many players and there are lots of ways to go about selecting a line, but by steering clear of popular selections it is likely that you would end up with a bigger prize if your balls were drawn. Tickets can be bought online or from authorised retailers ahead of tomorrow’s draw, and the Lottery Results will be displayed quickly to let players know if their strategy has paid off. Good luck!