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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you find yourself with more money than you actually know what to do with. Well if you were to invest even just a few dollars each week play the various state lotteries then this could actually happen to you. However, don’t think that for one second as soon as you buy your first ticket that you will start winning big. In fact you need to be realistic about the chances of you winning the ultimate prize.

Of course we would all like to find that when we check our ticket that the numbers that appear on it are the winning ones. However, you should never leave it completely to luck and instead it is worth dedicating some time and effort in to deciding what numbers you play with.

There are several ways of deciding which numbers you should be using to increase the chances of the numbers for the lotteries you play being the ones that provide you with some return. Of course you can choose numbers that mean something to you such as your date of birth, the date you got married or the ages of your family members.

Another way of course for you to select the numbers that you will play each week is by using an online number generator, such as that to be found at lottery.com. Here the numbers that are chosen are done so by a software program and they will look at a number of different variables in order to come up with a set of numbers that they feel will increase the chances of you being a winner.

However, it is also worth considering doing other things that you may find help with increasing the chances of you winning, even if the sums of money are only small. Below we take a look at what some of these things are.

1. It is important that you decide just how much you are willing to spend each week on the lottery and then set this sum aside to use for it. Make sure that you are able to spend only that you can comfortably afford to do. So if you are only in a position to purchase one or two tickets each week then make sure that you stick with these.

2. The next thing you should do is not play the one that all your friends play but check every one of them out in order to see which the best is. If you think that playing the lotteries where a large jackpot is provided such as the “Mega Millions” or “Powerball” ones then think again. In fact what you should be doing is looking for the types of lotteries that are similar to these but the amount of jackpot is much lower as the odds of you winning something on them is far better.

If you are unsure what ones to play there are numerous websites including lottery.com that provide you with results of all the lottery games that are played in the USA today.Simply choose the state and the lottery game you want information on and they will immediately provide the details for you.

3. As well as of course looking at each to decide which one to play make sure that you consider when it should be played. The best way of deciding which game you should play and when is by looking at how large the jackpot to be won is.If for example the odds of you winning a certain jackpot happen to be 1 in 10 million then it is best to wait until the sum total of the jackpot on offer is $10 million or more.

4. Although you could play the lottery each week, it is a good idea to not do this. Instead why not save the money from the various weeks you don’t play until the jackpot has reached the desired amount. Then of course this allows you the opportunity to purchase more tickets for the game and so increase the chances of you winning. If for example were you to buy tickets each where the odds were 1 in 10 million for winning and you decide not to play for say 10 weeks. Then of course you may have saved yourself $10 to buy 10 tickets and this then reduces your odds for winning now down to 1 in 1 million.

However you should be prepared to wait as sometimes it can take as long as 6 months before the jackpot you desire is reached. But of course then you will have saved considerably lots more money and as a result you will have the opportunity to buy even more tickets. But even with all this extra cash available you don’t need to use it all at the same time instead why not only use half and keep the rest until the next time the lottery you play reaches the jackpot limit you are willing to go for.

Of course when it comes to the play any of the US lotteries in the states where they are allowed don’t limit yourself to playing those in the state where you live. Again it is worth considering investing money in ones in other states. You may find that far less people play them here so of course the chances of you being a winner is greatly improved.

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