The MultiMillion Pound Question
I Want To Win The Lottery - But How?
"I want to win the lottery?" - yeah we hear that a lot. Join the back of the queue, and be prepared to wait because it's a long one! In fact you'll have a hard time finding somebody who doesn't want to win the lottery. Only one I could think of was the Dali Lama. So, if you're looking to win the lottery you'll find wealth of information in this roundup article. (Otherwise welcome, your holiness, it's an honour to have you here at Lottoland.)
Forget those books you might have seen or those websites full of wild promises – there's no skill to lotteries, no strategies or tools you can use to help you win.
It all comes down, quite literally, to the luck of the draw.
It should be noted, also, that all lottery draws are independent events – and while we may have written previously about concepts such as "hot numbers", we always reiterate that the result of one draw has no bearing whatsoever on any other. Each lottery draw is an independent event.
Or, to put it another way, the only lucky numbers are the ones that get drawn on a given night.
Now, as a lottery betting company you may be forgiven for thinking we might have some "insider knowledge" but alas no – if that were the case I'd be sprawled out in a hammock on a private island in the South Pacific right about now.
Such knowledge simply doesn't exist.
What we do have, however, is a deep understanding of lottery odds and strategies that can help you beat them – and not just the jackpot, which we always tend to focus on, but those additional prizes which often vary wildly.
And that knowledge we're more than happy to share with you.
Knowledge Is Power
January 2016 saw a huge increase in new players for us, mostly due to the huge jackpots for PowerBall and EuroMillions, and, with that, came lots of questions.
If you, too, are a new Lottoland player chances are you're wondering the same questions, so we urge you to check out some of our previous related articles answering questions such as:
- How To Win The Lottery
- Will I Ever Win The Lottery?
- What Is The Probability Of Winning The Lottery?
- Which Lottery Is The Easiest To Win?
- Which Game Gives The Best Lottery Odds?
- What Is the Best Lottery At Lottoland?
- How Does Lottery Betting Work?
In these articles you'll get a broad overview of the different lotteries we have and how they stack up in terms of jackpots, odds and prizes, as well as more information on how Lottoland works, and how to get the most from your Lottoland experience.
Understanding Lottery Probabilities
There's a reason they give away so much money in lotteries. It's because it's very difficult to win the jackpot. So your first step to winning is to understand those probabilities.
You've heard the phrase "a one in a million chance" – well that's considered extremely good odds for a lottery.
Indeed the bigger the lottery and its jackpots, the higher the odds. Your odds of winning the Lotto are much higher than one in a million – over ten times as much, at 10,737,573 to one. And for EuroMillions its over ten times that again, at 116,531,800 to one. Come the end of this month the odds will increase further to 139,838,160 to one.
Winning the lottery is hard. We all know this but we don't care – because we know that life is all about those slim chances. It's that excitement and random chance that makes it worth living.
So, although some players are very interested in the odds, the majority focus, instead, on the size of the jackpots.
One considerable advantage of Lottoland is that we give you both choices. You can go after smaller jackpots but at lower odds, or go all-in for the dramatically large jackpots in the hope of beating much larger odds.
We can't guarantee you'll ever win the lottery. But the good news is that we can't guarantee you won't ever win it either. It could go either way.
That's why they call it a game of chance!
Odds and Ends
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars – Norman Vincent Peale
The above quote is a favourite of mine. It comes from the author of "The Power of Positive Thinking." Which is basically what the lottery is all about.
Remember those words. Yes, ideally you'll want to win the jackpot, but always keep the additional prize tiers in mind when selecting your game.
Beating odds of over a hundred million to one, as must to win the EuroMillions jackpot, isn't easy, but beating odds of just over half a million to one, the forth prize has a much greater probability. And although you'd obviously love to have a spare few million in your pocket, a few grand extra in the bank wouldn't go astray either would it?
So, although the probability of winning the lottery isn't ideal, there are big winners every week. So stay positive, shoot for the moon and the stars at the same time and make sure not to miss your chance to win.
And if you're looking for an out of this world jackpot this week then check out America's PowerBall, which has a jackpot of €167 million!