# Winning The National Lottery – Top Tips To Increase Your Chances Of Winning

For the majority of us South Africans, winning the National Lottery would be a dream come to. Most of us have at one point or another dreamt about what we would do if we did win. Aaah, if only right? While the National Lottery is purely about luck there is a certain amount of room, which allows using a more systematic approach to increase your chances of winning. At the end of the day you want to be able to increase your odds and this is what the following top tips are all about. Continue reading to find out more!

When choosing your National Lottery numbers, whether you are playing for the power ball or not remember that you want to watch out when choosing even and odd numbers. Stats have shown that very rarely do purely odd or even numbers get drawn. So rather than choosing all odd numbers or all even numbers, what you want to do is mix them up. If you are playing without the power ball then aim to choose either two odd numbers and three even number or three odd numbers and two even numbers. Another pattern you can choose is four odd numbers and two even numbers or four even numbers and two odd numbers. If you are playing with the power ball then you can choose three even and three odd numbers. These are the most popular patterns that are generated when the winning numbers are drawn.

Using a similar principle, you also want to watch out that you don’t choose just high or low numbers.  If you are using a 45-number game for example, then the lower numbers will range from 1 to 22 while the higher numbers will include anything from 23 to 45. You want to mix up the high and low numbers using the same patterns as described above. In addition to these to tips, when playing for the National Lottery also try and stay away from choosing popular combinations such as multiples of 5 or 7. The main reason for this is that you are not necessarily increasing your odds by choosing these numbers but should they get drawn and a lot of other players have used them as well, then you risk winning less prize money as it has to be divided amongst all the winners.

Another strategy to increase your chances of winning the National Lottery is to buy enough tickets that cover each number in the game, making sure you don’t duplicate any one of them. This way you are guaranteed to get a number right and all you can do is hope you get them in the right combination. Good luck!