How to Win the Lottery?

How to Win the Lottery? Lottery is a game of chance. Winning a game of chance is a matter of chance. Out of any number of tickets, to pick the one with the winning number, is random. However, there are tricks that people find useful to reduce the randomness and win the lottery.

So what are these tricks that you can also use and increase your chances of winning the lottery? Obviously more the number of tickets you buy, higher are your chances of landing with the lucky ticket. However there is a cost to buying a lottery ticket. If you spend too much money just buying, and do not win anything, that’s good money gone. So rather than buying a few tickets every week, some people like to increase their chances by grabbing a large number of tickets just once, and thus increase the number of attempts they can have at winning the big prize. Such people tend to buy tickets when the jackpot amount is particularly large.

Most people tend to stick to their birth dates or their loved ones birth dates as their lucky number to choose the lottery ticket (check your lucky numbers). Therefore, a set of people are of the thought that selecting a number higher than 31 (31 days in a month) will increase their chance of winning something. If the number comes up, they will win something substantial, as chances are fewer people would have bet on a number higher than 31.

Another way of have a chance at winning the lottery is to join a pool. A set of people in the office, or club join their resources to buy a larger number of tickets together. In case of a win, they also divide the win pro rata. It is proven that most lottery wins are by those people who team up their resources and buy a large number of lottery tickets collectively. But do remember to collect a photocopy of all the tickets purchased, so there is no problem later on in case ticket from your pool wins big.

Every time you buy the lottery, buy the same number. For that number will come up, sometime. If you change the number each time, your chances of winning will be lower. For understand, that by sticking to the same number, you are neutralizing one element of the probability. Patience definitely pays, when it comes to winning the lottery.

Do your research thoroughly. Research the pattern of winning numbers. While there is no guarantee, chances of recent winning numbers being repeated early, are slim.

Another way of ensuring a win is to go for lotteries with smaller prize monies. Perhaps it may be that fewer people buy the ticket for smaller prizes, so your chance of winning may be higher.

Buy a scratch card. A typical scratch card has a certain set of odds, for example, 1:5. Thus buying 5 tickets will ensure that you get at least one prize.

How to win the lottery has no surefire technique. But taking a number of steps as enumerated above will ensure that you minimize the randomness associated with lottery and improve the possibility of winning.

USA Powerball Jackpot Now At $250,000,000 - Buy Tickets Now!

The USA Powerball Lottery jackpot has rolled-over again and stands now at a whopping $250,000,000 which is the current biggest lottery jackpot in the world! Last draw had no jackpot winner and the prize has rolled over.

$250,000,000 Jackpot Prize!

You too can buy tickets for this draw from anywhere in the world and have a chance of winning the jackpot!

Odds Of Winning

Numbers MatchedPrizeOdds of Winning
5 + PowerballJackpot1 in 292,201,338.00
5$1,000,0001 in 11,688,053.52
4 + Powerball$50,0001 in 913,129.18
4$1001 in 36,525.17
3 + Powerball$1001 in 14,494.11
3$71 in 579.76
2 + Powerball$71 in 701.33
1 + Powerball$41 in 91.98
Powerball only$41 in 38.32

USA Mega Millions Lottery Raises The Stakes: Minimum Jackpot Now $40,000,000

One of the things that made the USA Powerball lottery so amazing was the minimum jackpot prize of $40,000,000.

The Powerball was, until recently, the biggest minimum jackpot lottery game in the USA. Well, we have some good news for lottery lovers out there! The USA Mega Millions lottery has just raised its minimum jackpot prize to $40,000,000, and is now on par with the Powerball.

Prior to this change the Mega Millions minimum jackpot prize was $15,000,000.

Minimum Jackpot Now $40,000,000
Minimum Jackpot Now $40,000,000

This means that you can choose between the Mega Millions and the Powerball for a minimum jackpot prize of $40,000,000. The best news of all is that you can also play the Mega Millions lottery game online from home.

The jackpot prize of the Mega Millions was not the only thing to change, the rules have also changed. Before players had to choose 5 out of 75 numbers and 1 out of 15 Mega Numbers, now players must choose 5 out of 70 numbers and 1 out of 25 Mega numbers.

The odds of winning smaller prizes have gotten better and the odds of winning the minimum jackpot prize of $40,000,000 have gotten smaller. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are now over 1 in 300 million. For comparison the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are around 1 in 290 million.

But with minimum jackpots of this size we can understand why lotto players from all around the world choose to play Mega Millions and Powerball online. $40,000,000 minimum prize can go a long way in life, even if the odds are slim.

Judy Finchum From Grand Junction Wins $133.2 Million In US Powerball

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Grand Junction area resident Judy Finchum says she has played the same five numbers in the Powerball every week, without fail, for the past 30 years.

On Sunday, her persistence won her $133.2 million, making Finchum the biggest jackpot winner in state history. The store where she usually buys Powerball tickets from — Lucky Me Super Store — was awarded $50,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Finchum and her husband, Mac, have decided to get the full payout instead of yearly payments. She will receive $66 million after taxes.

Finchum is planning to retire while her husband is looking to use the money to fix or replace his pickup truck. The family is also considering donating part of the money to victims of recent wildfires and hurricanes.

Grand Junction Woman Wins $133.2 Million From Powerball

Why People Prefer to Buy US Powerball Lottery Tickets Instead of Other Lottery Games

When you play US Powerball this signifies that you shall instantly enjoy numerous benefits that are not present in other lotteries. You are able to make preparations for everything, such as buying your Powerball ticket, analyzing the draw outcomes and winning Powerball numbers.

Winners Of $1.6 Billion Powerball Jackpot

Features of Powerball Lottery not found in other lotteries

Huge Starting Jackpots & Rollover leaps

Where lottery starting jackpot is concerned, Powerball is unmatched, since the starting jackpot for this lottery is a remarkable $40 million! 

Apart from this, the jackpot raises its jackpot with a minimum of $10 million each time it has a rollover. 

The increase goes up with the number of rollovers. The best news is that no jackpot cap is available, so in theory, it can rollover countless times!

International Participation

Powerball is a lottery from America where one can purchase physical tickets in America. But, it is actually an extremely global event, as players from throughout the globe are able to buy tickets online.

When a Powerball ticket is purchased online, it provides similar prospects as a physical ticket. This signifies that despite where you reside in the globe, each player possesses similar possibility of being a jackpot winner. This turns the Powerball draw into a really global event!

Wonderful Overall Odds

It is obvious that players of Powerball wish to become winners of the Powerball jackpot. But, this lottery offers more; there are a lot of secondary prizes to be won. In total, they are eight and can be won if the jackpot is unattainable. If you correctly guess the Powerball number, you become eligible to win a prize!

Power Play Multiplier

Among the hugest Powerball benefits is the secondary prize multiplier it provides called the Power Play. Using this option to play Powerball increases the prize of one ticket to $3 from $2 and can raise the 2nd prize to $2 million from $1 million.

Here's how to buy your Powerball ticket online

You can buy almost anything online now -- even Powerball tickets.

To potentially win the $1.5 billion jackpot prize on Wednesday, most people will have to buy their numbers in person. Only a few of the 44 participating Powerball states have moved the process online. But if you really don't want to go, there are a couple of services that let you pay someone to buy them for you.

Here's how:

-- If you live in Illinois or Georgia, you can buy an official Powerball ticket online for Wednesday's drawing.

-- If you're a California resident, you can use an app like LottoGopher to pay someone to get your ticket.

-- Lotterymaster, Lotto365 and Congalotto are similar services that work for both international and domestic lotteries, including Powerball. (CNNMoney hasn't tested any of these sites so we can't vouch for their quality.)

The Illinois online lottery system is pretty straightforward: Pick one ticket or multiple tickets for up to 26 consecutive drawings. You can choose your own numbers or tell the site to pick them for you. Add your tickets to your cart and check out.

The online process for the Georgia lottery system works like a prepaid PayPal account. First you have to create an "iHOPEcard" account. Then you have to transfer money from your bank in order to buy a ticket online. If you win, the system deposits money back to your iHOPEcard for prizes less than and including $5,000. Rinse and repeat.

Both states let people play Mega Millions online too.

Online courier service LottoGopher charges customers a membership fee based on what games they want to play, how often they want to play, and whether or not they want to manage lottery pools through the site. There's a free tier, and three paid tiers ranging from $3 a day to $99 a year.

The company stopped taking orders on Monday due to overwhelming demand.

The jackpot "jumped so much in such a small amount of time that we weren't able to add capacity," founder James Morel told CNNMoney. "We just shut it down completely for now."

Due to high demand for Powerball tickets, The Lotter says its ticket service is temporarily unavailable too.

A 14-year-old company, The Lotter gained attention in December when an Iraqi man living in Baghdad used the site and won a $6.4 million jackpot prize in Oregon.

Given how much is at stake, there's a chance that someone living abroad could take all of the winnings too.

Sites like Congalotto, Lotterymaster, and Lotto365 operate similarly, but appear to be operating normally.

Each charges customers differently, including some that ask for a one-time fee or a bank transfer fee of prize money.

Huge boost in SA sales for R4.42bn US Powerball draw

All eyes are on the US this weekend after Powerball rolled over to R 4.9 billion.** Many tens of thousands of South Africans are going online to play Powerball online through theLotter, so the chance that a South African will win the huge prize is increasing daily.

theLotter securely purchases its South African clients' paper tickets for Powerball and Mega Millions in Portland, Oregon, where it established a large office after an overseas customer won $6.4 million in the Oregon Megabucks late 2015.

South Africans are legally entitled to play Powerball in this manner, because Powerball tickets purchased in Oregon through theLotter never leave the state.

Furthermore, the official Powerball website says, "You can play the game and you can collect prizes. You do not have to be a citizen or a resident to play the game." Also, South Africa won’t tax the prize (though the American IRS will levy 38% on prizes over $600). is the world’s premier lottery ticket messenger service – it enables people to order official lottery tickets from around the world and doesn’t charge commission on wins. The service has helped people win close to $58 million since 2002: in late 2015 an Iraqi client won the jackpot in Oregon.

Since January 2016, theLotter has helped create Powerball millionaires in Canada, El Salvador & Australia, and a Moscow chauffeur won €824,000 in the Austria Lotto! All big winner stories can be found here. 

** The jackpot for the US Powerball on Saturday 3 June 2017 is currently estimated to be $337 million US dollars.