How to Play the Lottery

Before you think about playing the lottery be aware that you must be of legal age to a buy a lottery ticket. In most countries the age is 16. However this age restriction differs from state to state in the USA. Be sure you are eligible to play or you won’t be able to claim your winnings if you land a winning ticket.

how to play the lotteryPlaying the lottery is fairly simple. The process of buying a lotto ticket is easy and straightforward. Learning how to buy a winning ticket is a little more complicated, but not much!

How to Play the Lottery

Here is the simple 4 step formula for playing any standard lottery game.


Step 1. Choose your game.

Not all lotteries are created equal.

super lotto plusThere are numerous different games available to play in most lotteries with the main draw being the most popular. There are also usually several other draws that are either cheaper to play, offer better odds of winning smaller prizes or are used as additional gaming options.

Most standard draws require you to pick a set amount of numbers from a set range of predetermined numbers.

If your selection matches the selection made by the lottery company on the draw night you will win the top prize.

One example of popular lotto game is the UK National Lottery which is a 6 from 49 draw, where you pick 6 numbers from a possible 49 ( 1 through 49).

Another example is the California Super Lotto Plus which is a 5 from 47 draw, where you pick 5 numbers from a possible 47 (1 through 47).



Step 2. Select Your Numbers

lottery entry ticketOnce you have chosen a game to play you will need to pick your numbers. The game rules will let you know how many numbers you can pick.

Once you have chosen your numbers you simply enter them onto a lotto entry ticket by locating the boxes with the corresponding numbers printed inside them and filling in those specific boxes or by placing an “X” inside the box using a pen or pencil .

The picture to the right shows you how this is done.

This is known as a random pick. Learning how to pick winning lottery numbers involves deeper processes based in simple, but effective, mathematical strategies that can guarantee you a win over multiple plays.


Step 3.

On the scheduled day of the draw, a few minutes after game time, you will be able to check the winning numbers against your own selection. You can do this on the official lottery website or by performing a simple Internet search on any good Search Engine such as Google or Bing.

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If all numbers on your ticket match all the listed winning numbers then you win a top prize. However, almost all lotteries have lesser prizes for partially matching the winning line.

For example in the UK National Lottery you win a prize for matching 3 numbers, 4 numbers, 5 numbers, 5 numbers plus the bonus ball as well as the jackpot prize for matching all 6 numbers correctly.

How to Play the Lottery and Win

Now you know how to play the lottery you may be interested in going a little deeper into the process of number selection.

Are you interested in learning how to play the lotto to win?


How to Play Lotto Tickets That Win.

Not many people realise that it is actually possible to 100% guarantee a lottery win simply by choosing all possible combinations that could come up as a winning line (yes it is possible to do that). Unfortunately the cost of tickets is usually greater than the prize fund – unless it’s a rollover!

Although this little known fact is of little use to anyone who is not a multimillionaire already (as the required number of tickets would costs from 28 million to 176 million depending on the game you wanted to play) it does highlight that the lottery is not in fact a game of luck or pure good fortunate.

The lotto is a game of chance based upon the solid mathematical foundation known as Probability.

Using statistical analysis and probability combined many past winners have been able to manipulate the odds of lotto games to claim not just 1 but multiple top prizes. These statistically based mathematical principles are even taught openly with varying degrees of success.

You too can learn these lottery secrets if you are willing to set aside your skepticism and venture down the lottery rabbit hole to see how far it can take you.