Lottery players beware of the unknown. If you play the lottery in your state or local town, be sure you know the facts about the lottery and how to improve your odds. Lotteries are meant to generate revenue for many things depending on how the income is earmarked, but one thing is certain, the lottery wasn't designed for you to win, with any great odds in your favor. It's time you turned the tables a bit and improve your chances.
Powerball and Mega Millions are the two top lottery games across the United States and their odds of hitting a Jackpot Prize are pretty staggering, to say the least. Powerball for instance, recently made some significant changes to further deter your chance of winning the Powerball Jackpot to 1 in 195,000,000. Powerball made changes to the number of regular white ball numbers in the their game from 55 ball choices to 59 balls, and they changed the bonus ball count from 42 red balls to 39 balls.
As with most any lottery game, the appeal is in the jackpot or top prize you can win. The better lottery games available are the ones that offer cash prizes for getting at least some of the numbers correct in your choice of numbers you select. This makes the temptation of hitting a win even greater and the odds of at least winning some cash amount, greater for the player.
In both the Powerball and Mega Millions Lottery, you can either choose the numbers you want to play or let the gaming machine pick the numbers for you. If you allow the gaming machine to pick your numbers, this is called a 'quick pick', and you may as well look up at the stars and say the first numbers between 1 and 55 that come to mind. There is no logic or strategies in choosing a 'quick pick' method of playing the lottery. Therefore, your odds of winning are 1 in 195,000,000. Not hardly worth the effort.
If you are a dedicated or frequent lottery player, you may even be considered a professional lottery player, you know there are ways to greatly improve your odds of winning cash from the lottery.
Professional lottery players know that you can greatly improve your winning odds by playing certain numbers and on a timely basis. Numbers have a way of creating a certain pattern of frequency over a given number of games played and then those numbers will go cold, or become very unlikely to be drawn again for a period of time. Knowing what numbers to play and when, can greatly improve your chances of hitting at least some of the balls and receiving a cash payout.
When you know the right numbers to be playing, ones that are considered currently hot, this increases the ratio of winning a cash payout in your favor. There are lottery players who play in a pool of players that can actually be assured of a winning hit on every drawing by knowing a strategy that will be both affordable and successful every time. This makes playing the lottery even more entertaining when you know your group will win some amount every time, the only question that remains a mystery is, how much. These lottery pools can consist of a group of co-workers chipping in weekly, to a lottery pool or a group friends, that are frequent players of their local lottery. This can be great fun and can actually reduce how much money you spend on each drawing.