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- Published: 12 February 2014

Playing lotto games can be fun, especially when you win. There is a little bit of luck involved, but you can apply some strategies to give yourself a better chance of winning. Take a typical lotto game where you have to pick and match six numbers. The winners will be drawn from a certain set of numbers. That set could be 49 numbers or it could be as high as 60 or 65. To win, you will have to choose the exact numbers picked by a machine.

One strategy to use is pretty simple. Most people will think about which numbers to choose. You should think about which numbers not to choose. For example, do not pick more than two consecutive numbers. You may choose 16 and 17, but you should not choose 16, 17, and 18. The likelihood of three consecutive numbers being drawn is not very high.

Avoid choosing multiples of numbers. Do not choose multiples of five, for example. By picking 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25, you are basically guaranteeing a loss. This same idea applies to successive even or odd numbers. Do not play a sequence of even numbers such 14, 16, 18, etc. You are decreasing your chances of winning.

You should try and play at least one number greater than 31. Many people will play dates, such as birthdays and anniversaries, so their numbers will not have any that are above 31. Using this idea, you should probably not play more than two numbers that are less than 12, as those numbers signify months and are used by many people. Using these strategies can help increase your chances of picking winning numbers.