Who Else Wants to Win The Lottery?

Do you play the Mega Millions, the Canadian 6/49 lotto, California lotto, UK lottery, Euro Millions, Texas Lottery, US lotteries, Australian lotto, or any other of the world's lotto games for that matter?

Whichever lottery you play, you have one thing in common with the rest of us - to win, we need all the help we can get!

There’s a National Lottery game show in the UK that’s called ‘In It To Win It’ and that about sums up the most important factor in any lottery game – you do have to be in it (buy a ticket) to win it.  BUT if you just ‘do’ the lotto and ‘hope’ to win, then the odds really are stacked against you.  Here’s why……...

Winning the lottery is a numbers game and that means – more entries gives you more chances of winning.  There is a limit though to how many entries a sane person can afford to risk every week.  However the fact remains, if you play multiple tickets in one draw you stand a better chance of winning than playing 1 ticket for multiple weeks.  Because it's a random numbers game, all we can do is reduce the odds of losing and let luck and chance play their part.

The odds of winning a lottery jackpot are quite simply staggering.  If you play just one line a week in a typical 6-from-49 draw you have around a 1 in 14 million chance of winning the jackpot.  Playing that 1 line a week would take you about 268,919 years to hit the jackpot!  I don’t know about you but I can't wait that long and I want it to happen in this lifetime – while I’m still young enough to enjoy it!  Sadly, the only way to guarantee winning the jackpot is to buy every possible combination of numbers.  Well, I haven’t got that kind of money so that’s out too.  I guess we’re all limited in one way or another by both time and money.  So what’s the answer?

Well, that depends on you as an individual.  You see, lottery players fall into 3 categories:

  1. Those who play one line in the hope of winning.
  2. Those who play multiple lines on their own to improve their chances and so they can keep all the winnings themselves.
  3. Those who play in syndicates to improve their chances and are prepared to share what they win.
  4. Those who do a combination of the above.

We’ll talk more about these categories in a minute.

Coincidentally there are also 3 main character traits that can really hold some people back in their quest to win on the lottery:

  1. They’re Greedy – They want it all to themselves.
  2. They’re Impatient – They want to win now.
  3. They’re Disorganised – They don’t have a system.
  4. They're Ignorant - They don't know the 'mechanics' of playing.

Some people only have one of these traits, which is bad enough but sadly some have all three.

It therefore follows that if you are the opposite of the above and are generous, patient, organised and take the time to learn a little, about how best to play, you are in a better frame of mind to win.  Now we both know that just having a better frame of mind doesn’t mean you’re going to win however it does affect how you play and that does affect your chances of winning – remarkably.


Did you know it's been proven that people who think more positively, are actually luckier.  The stork didn't just deliver them that way - they made their own luck by the way they think and behave.

So a good place to start is with your attitude to the way you play.  Once you get your attitude sorted then it’s just a case of deciding what you want to achieve by playing a lottery and then moving into the category that is most likely to enable you to attain that goal.

For example if your goal is to win $25,000,000 in the one go, it is highly unlikely you would achieve this by joining a syndicate, simply because if you did win you would have to share it with other syndicate members and your share would naturally be less than $25,000,000.  Your only option to achieve this goal is wait until the Jackpot has reached $25,000,000 and either buy one ticket and hope you win, or buy multiple tickets thereby increasing your chances.

On the other hand, if your goal is to win little and often, you would be better playing multiple lines and/or being part of a syndicate.  Either of these categories will improve your chances of winning the jackpot and small amounts as well.

You see, winning the lottery means different things to different people.

Which category are you in?  Which category do you want to be in?  To find out more about each category and how you can improve your chances of winning, click one of the links below:

About Playing
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Playing A Single Line

Playing Multiple Lines

Playing In A Syndicate

Playing In A UK Syndicate