Everyone has their own way of choosing their lucky lotto numbers. Some people like to look at past results and if you are one of them, statistics show that 4 out of every 7 lottery balls drawn are above 31.
So for you, based on past results, picking numbers under 31 is not only less likely to produce a winning number combination, but you are far more likely to share your prize with other players with the same numbers. So it could be said that you should choose high.
Most people, however, use the QuickPick random number generator to pick their numbers.
Check your lottery results at Lottoland. Draws from all over the world take place every day: Monday to Sunday. With Lottoland’s Last Minute Tickets you can enter the lottery up to 30 minutes before the official draw!
Remember that it’s not just the lotto jackpot that make millionaires. Some of the smaller prize tiers have awards worth hundreds of thousands, or even millions, but with much better odds of winning than the jackpot! Here are your chances of being a big winner:
- UK Lotto 1:2,330,635
- EuroMillions 1:6,473,989*
- Eurojackpot 1:4,943,773
- Mega Millions 1:18,492,850*
- Powerball 1:5,153,632*
Most lottery players have their own methods for choosing winning lottery numbers. If you can’t think of which lotto numbers to choose, you could try one of these popular methods:
Lucky lotto numbers: choosing lucky numbers can involve anything as simple as selecting important dates, like anniversaries and birthdays, to using the predictions of complicated numerology or astrology charts. Most people choose their lucky numbers on important dates. There is no scientific method to picking lucky numbers, but choosing a set of specific lucky numbers that you stick to is by far the most popular method and many of the most famous wins have come from doing this.
Pick line patterns: another very popular way of choosing numbers is picking out patterns in the lottery ticket. Again, this can be highly complicated or as simple as choosing a straight line. We would recommend against choosing straight lines, however, as our data has shown it is very popular at Lottoland, which means that you are more likely to share a prize with someone else if you win. So don’t choose your lottery numbers this way if you want to reduce your chance of sharing a prize.
Statistics junkies: some lottery players love to crunch numbers and look for patterns in past results. This can be base on anything, such as analysing number cycles, finding “hot” and “cold” numbers or using very complex, automated “lottery wheeling” systems. While these methods often seem like they are based on logic, we would advise against spending money on them since they are not actually proven with any hard mathematics or science.
Selective lottery picks: there are methods such as choosing only numbers above 31, avoiding common lucky numbers or using a random number generator such as our QuickPick which can help you to maximise your lottery winnings. Picking lotto numbers this way doesn’t increase your chances of winning, but it does mean that mathematically you are less likely to share your prize money.
A lottery rollover occurs whenever no players match the jackpot numbers. The money for that week ‘rolls over’ to the next draw and continues to grow. It is this rollover accumulation that creates record-breaking jackpots. The more rollovers there are, the more “buzz” gets created, which in turn leads to greater ticket sales and bigger jackpots.
Rolldowns occur when the jackpot is capped. Some lotteries have a maximum jackpot and when the jackpot has grown to this the limit, the money does not continue to rollover but instead rolls down to the next prize tier.
The benefit of having no cap on a jackpot draw is that the jackpot is limitless and the chance of winning a record lottery prize increases.