What You Should Never Do When Playing Lottery

There are many do’s and don’ts that can really help you when you are playing lottery. But, you’d be surprised how many people don’t bother looking into advice (and let alone tactics), so reading this article will already be giving you an enormous advantage. And in this game of odds, an advantage is exactly what you need.

A lot of tips on the internet will give you a vague idea of what you need to do to increase your chances of winning when playing lottery. But, we’ve decided to really simplify it for you, and list the things you should NEVER do if you are planning to win (or when you finally do win it).

Playing Lottery The Right Way

Never change your numbers

There are many theories on this one, but let’s be clear: once you finally choose your numbers, it isn’t very smart to change them. Just think about it: with every new draw that your numbers aren’t drawn, you are basically increasing your chances of winning. Also, haven’t you heard those terrible stories about people who’ve decided to change their numbers, and that was exactly when their numbers were finally drawn? You don’t want to be one of those people.

Never misplace the ticket

Well, this one may be kind of obvious and self-explanatory, but you’d be surprised how many people have lost their winnings just because they weren’t paying attention. So firstly, double-check your ticket to make sure if it is or isn’t a winning one; don’t be quick to throw it away. An additional tip is to sign the ticket first thing after you buy it: sometimes that can help you claim it, even if you do lose it. Secondly, once you finally win, make a conscious effort to store it somewhere safe, but frequent. That way you may stumble upon it even if you do forget where you’d put it.

Never boast about your winnings

We understand you’d like to share your happiness of winning with the world, but suppress that urge. You don’t want every long lost relative and acquaintance suddenly remembering your phone number or showing up at your doorstep. Don’t get us wrong, you should by all means share your winnings if you feel like it, but it will be much easier if you do it under your own terms, without the whole world on your back.

Never quit your job right away

This is one other rash decision you should leave for when your head is a bit clearer. We don’t say you should or shouldn’t quit your job, we are just suggesting you shouldn’t do it hot-headed. Be sure to double-check if you’ve even won, then be sure you collect your winnings, then be sure you talk to someone who knows more about finances than you, and by then you can decide if you want to quit your job or not.

Never forget to ask for financial advice

If you had never had the opportunity of dealing with large amounts of money, it’s probably fair to say there are people who know more about it than you. It shouldn’t be beneath you to ask for help: if you have someone in your immediate circle who can advise you on how to handle and invest big sums of money, that’s your person. If you don’t, your first step after winning should be hiring a financial adviser. You’ll thank us later.

Never stop playing

Last but not least, you should always be playing the lottery, and never give up. That way you are increasing your chances of winning, and can one day finally employ all of the advice we’ve just listed. Happy playing!

What Kind Of People Win The Lottery

Tragic Stories of Winners

We are sure you’ve heard many stories about people who win the lottery and then their lives fall apart but do you believe that this is really the case? Or is it just a fact that that kind of story simply has a certain “news value” as opposed to a story about a person who wins the lottery and then lives happily ever after?

Think about it, and you’ll soon see that this is the real reason why you’ve only heard about those “tragic” stories, those are the ones selling the newspaper (or bringing the clicks and views, if we are using the in 21st century lingo). So, when we dismiss the possibility of people being cursed by the lottery because they’ve made a deal with the devil to win it, what do we have left? Who are the people who really win the lottery? And what do they have in common?

What do the experts say?

Many “experts”, ranging from the serious ones like mathematicians to the more dubious ones like tarot readers, have tried to come up with the magic formula for winning big money easily. In fact, there is a living, breathing person, who claims to have cracked the code, backing up his theory with 14 personal wins and retirement on a tropical island behind him.

Code Breaker

His name is Stefan Mandel, and he is very well known to any lotto enthusiast. This Romanian-born economist even released his own 6-step formula for winning, but don’t bother, two out of those six steps are not even legal anymore in most of the western countries (buying tickets in bulk and printing them at home).

Sound Advice

Other than cracking the formula and outsmarting the lotteries, though, there is some more realistic advice that most lottery connoisseurs would tell you. First of all, do your research: find the games with the most probable odds for you to win the lottery. Find opportunities online where you can buy fractions of the ticket – increase your possibility to win by spreading your budget over more than just one ticket. Also, in addition to that: buy as many tickets as you can afford to lose. Check statistics to find out which are the rarest numbers – that way if you win, you won’t have to split your jackpot with many other winners.

So, as you can see, you don’t have to be “just” lucky to win the lottery. You have to be systematic, persistent, detail-oriented, dedicated and believe in your chance of winning, but that goes without saying; you wouldn’t even play if that wasn’t the case, right?

Now that you have all of the necessary ingredients, there’s not much left but to find the right lottery and play.