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Are You Sure You Want to Play Lottery?

You’ve probably heard about some people who have a better life after winning a lottery prize. We all want that life, but please listen. A lottery is not just about winning the prize. There are some important things you have to understand before you play this game and even while you are playing it.

Prudent precautions

First, you should always buy your own tickets. Don’t ask anyone to buy it for you and never buy the ticket for someone else. Also, you should buy the ticket with your own money. It’s never a good idea to borrow someone’s money to purchase the ticket. If that ticket turns out to have the winning number, that person can blackmail you and even ruin your life. You surely don’t want this to happen for just a few dollars you borrow from him/her.

Play smart

A lottery is not a game of luck. Perhaps you can win some game based on your luck, but in most cases, luck has nothing to do with winning the prize. Instead of picking random numbers, perhaps you can try popular numbers. With these numbers, at least you can be assured that they will most likely appear in the next drawing. However, due to the popularity, most likely you are not the only one using the same strategy. In that case, if that number appears to be the winning digit, you should share the prize with other people who use this strategy just like you.

You may also interested in other strategies, including cold numbers, numbers with the same value, numbers with similar pattern etc.

Watch your budget

This is important. You play the lottery because you want to win the prize, which means getting more money. Unless you are planning to lose more than your initial investment a.k.a ticket cost, you should watch your budget carefully. Don’t spend all your fortune just to get more tickets, hoping the amount will increase your winning chance. This rarely happens and even the pros won’t recommend it.

So, unless you are 1000% sure that you are going to win the lottery, you should take a close watch on your budget.

Get in touch with the official news sources

Before playing, it’s always a good idea to learn as much information as possible about the lottery you want to play, from official news sources. These sources can provide answers to most basic questions about the game.

Today, there are so many places where you can get this information, including newsletters, phone lines, websites, e-mail, forum discussion, Facebook group, and even your WhatsApp group. Keep yourself updated with recent news, changes, winning numbers, and other useful information. I personally use these news sources to keep myself updated about the winning numbers. This way I can draw my own statistic about the most frequent winning numbers. It is just a small trick, but it is really helpful especially when I don’t know which numbers I have to pick next.

How Long Does It Take to Send Your Lottery Winning?

Fantastic, isn’t it? You can’t describe the feeling when you heard them announcing your ticket as the winning number. It is so amazing. It is the best experience in your life. So, when will you receive the prize?

Mmm, you might not like it, but it may take a little longer to receive the winning than you think.

The process starts after you signed your winning ticket and claim it to the correct lottery office. After this, you will have to wait for weeks or maybe months as the lottery office begins to process your claim.

Each state has its different rules and protocols regarding lottery. If you live in Maryland, you may have to wait for only 10 business days to receive the prize, after you claimed your winning. If you live in California, the period may extend to 6 weeks.

Why So Long?

First, the lottery office has to collect their ticket sales cash from all around the country. This process itself may take up to two weeks. Also, they have to confirm that your ticket is legit, not duplicated. So, they have to check every ticket out there to make sure you are the only winner with the original ticket.

Another aspect that might extend the waiting period is different service providers, platforms, and even logistics needed to collect the jackpot. Some states may have better service providers, platforms, and logistics that help the lottery office to collect the jackpot quickly and efficiently. However, they may not be so lucky with other states. Therefore, until the whole cash is collected, they have no option except to ask you to wait.

Additionally, most likely you are not the only winner. Most lotteries also have lower-tier prizes. Instead of taking the whole process to serve you in private, most lottery offices use the time to process all winners. That means they also have to track and pay other small winners. This process can also extend your waiting period.

Next, the lottery office will perform a background check on every winner once they have the list. This method will ensure you currently don’t owe anything to the state. If in any case, you do owe the state, the prize will be used to pay that debt before they can hand it over to you. They are probably looking for water bills, property taxes, back taxes, speeding tickets etc.

It is also good to remember that your state might have ruled out on the waiting period itself. In many cases, you have 30 – 365 days to collect the prize. This is good because you will always have enough time to prepare for the claim. You can use the time to set up your legal and financial team before claiming the prize. You can consult with them for the best actions you should take. Yes, it will cost you some of your fortunes, but still, it is the best way to handle the prize today.

Are These Your Lucky Lotto Numbers?

Are planning to buy a Lotto ticket? Well, don’t waste your time picking the wrong number. Some people may suggest you use quick picks or draw the number by yourself, but what if there is a better way to pick the numbers? Rather than picking the numbers randomly, what if I told you there are in fact lucky numbers at Lotto? These are special numbers, most frequently drawn in Lotto.

So, tell me, are you interested to know these numbers?

The National Lottery has been holding Lotto since 1994. Since then, they have recorded the most drawn balls, which are 11, 23, 38, 33, 25, and 31. Each of these balls has been drawn for at least 321 times, with the 23 ball has been drawn for 332 times.

However, please note that these numbers are drawn between 1994 and 2015. In 1994, there were only 49 Lotto balls. However, several years later, the National Lottery decided to increase the number of balls until we have 59 Lotto balls today.

With these extra balls, the odds of winning a Lotto price has also fallen to 1 in 45 million from the original 1 in 14 million. In the other words, after 10 balls were added, it is 4 times harder to win a Lotto prize than it was back in 1994.

This might be frustrating for some people. However, after knowing this information, you should be able to narrow down your selections. Make sure you have one of those numbers in your line. It might not guarantee your win, but at least you won’t spend your money picking random numbers.

One more thing, it would be a good idea to keep on the same number from time to time. I know how it sounds, but playing with the same number for years will increase your winning chance. If they draw one number as the winning ticket this year, it will not appear in the future. That’s how lottery works. That also means, the chance of your ticket to win the game will also increase.

You may not like the idea, but many jackpot winners used this secret to help them win the game. Even the recent London winner play the same number until he won the jackpot. Some people might think you’re playing the wrong strategy and it would be better to change the numbers, but believe me, they are the wrong one, not you.

Also, if you want to win someday, keep playing. This is the secret of the Bristol couple who recently won £18 million jackpot. The wife has stopped playing for several years, but the husband believes that they would win someday. Yesterday, his belief was paid off. With £18 million, they have also become the oldest winning couple in Lotto history.

Now, it is up to you to follow their tips or not. We don’t know our future and what way works the best for us. Their tips might only work for them, but there is no wrong in following a good tip, instead of making a baseless decision.