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Mega Millions Strategy
All games of lottery are games of chance in which numbers are chosen at random, but there are a few tips and strategies that can help you increase your chances of winning a prize and help you pick your numbers with confidence.
It makes sense that buying a large number of tickets might increase your chances of picking lucky winning numbers. Your odds of winning for that particular draw do indeed increase the more tickets you buy for the draw. So when the Mega Millions jackpots get rolled over and the jackpot fund swells, it might be a good idea to invest in more tickets to make your chances of winning a little bit better.
But buying a lot of lottery tickets can be very expensive. You might want to consider pooling money together from friends and family, colleagues or neighbors, in order to be able to buy more tickets and have a better chance of winning a prize. Make sure that if you buy tickets in a group these are people that you can trust and that you would be happy sharing the prize money with. No lottery win is worth losing a friendship or ruining a relationship.
In an attempt not to share your prize with other players- players that you didn’t buy your lottery tickets with, try to avoid number patterns that are obvious. For example, choosing a series of numbers in which each number is greater than the previous one by the same amount, or creating a geometrical pattern on the ticket such as a triangle or a square. These patterns are very popular and will decrease the amount of your prize.
Instead of making pretty patterns on your lottery form, try choosing improbable sets of numbers. Remember that a lot of people use lucky dates as lucky numbers, that means that they have no number higher than 31. Make sure you spread out the numbers that you pick- from the top and the bottom of the range, make sure there is a mix of odd and even numbers. Most importantly- stay positive and believe that a positive outlook can change your outcome of the game.