Remember what we said though - more
entries gives you more chances of winning? Well that really is
the way to go.
Hitting the target
Let me illustrate the point with a little shooting contest. Iím going to put 6 lottery balls close together on a fence and you have six shots at them. How many do you think you could hit? Now thatís kind of a dumb question really because you donít know what youíre shooting with yet, do you? Ok, letís say thereís an air pistol, an air rifle and a shotgun. If you had the choice, which would you chose?
Whatís that you said? The shotgun? Smart choice - I guess you know when a shotgun is fired all those pellets that are crammed into the cartridge spread out so it's easier to hit the target. Guess what Ė that was my choice too and as the shotgun belongs to me, you may have to use the air pistol or air rifle. ĎThatís not fairí, you say. Well, neither is the lottery because, as you already know, the odds are stacked against you. You see we donít win by playing fair; we win by playing with an advantage.
So what's my point?
My point is simple, if you play single lines on the lottery it's like using the air pistol - you have to have a VERY steady hand; you might get lucky but your chances of hitting all the balls is very small. If you play multiple lines, it's like using the air rifle - you use both hands and your shoulder to steady the weapon therefore you have a better chance of hitting one of the balls. When you play in a syndicate, it's like using the shotgun - you have 6 cartridges and each of them has lots of pellets any of which could hit one of the balls. You could even hit all the balls with one blast!
Now you know how come I chose (and get to use) the shotgun!
Maybe You Don't Want To Buy More Tickets
Now I understand you may not want to buy any more tickets and you don't have to. You can always play more lines, but play less often. It's that simple. If you currently play 1 line in your favourite weekly draw, consider playing 4 lines once every 4 weeks. The cost is exactly the same but you just increased your chances of winning. That's because you are covering more possible number combinations in a single draw. Even though you have zero chance in the draws you don't enter, you're actually better off overall.
If you currently play more than one draw a week, consider combining your money from the other draws and put it all into 1 draw per week. Consolidate on the one draw with the best chances of winning but which still gives you a life-changing jackpot.
Or here's a fun way to play - how about saving up all your entries and only enter jackpot rollover draws? You never know when you will play, but when you do those jackpots can be HUGE. And if you're going to win a jackpot, you may as well make it a really BIG one!
Let's Sum Up Single Line Playing
You've probably gathered by now that I really don't believe there is much chance of winning by playing single lines. If you really want to improve your chances of winning then you ought to consider playing multiple lines either on your own or in a syndicate. You'll be amazed at how your odds improve.
Playing A Single Line
Playing Multiple Lines
Playing In A Syndicate
Playing In A UK Syndicate