Play More Lines To Win The Lottery


The lottery is best played with a strategy. It’s like what you do when you play games; you do it with a strategy.  And that’s what fun is all about.

It’s hard to win the lottery if you just play one line. That’s a fact. You are just wasting your time and money if you keep on playing that way.

The main reason you want to play the lottery is to win.

And the best way to achieve that is to play as many lines as you can afford.

How the probability change when you buy many lines

For illustration, we will use the 6/49 lotto system with 13,983,816 possible combinations to choose from.

You buy one ticket, you have 1 in 13,983,816 chances.  So buy another ticket with a different combination and you have 2 in 13,983,816 chances.  And so on.

You buy all the possible number combinations and you are guaranteed to win the jackpot.  In probability theory, that is a measurement of 1 which means “certainty.”

The table below will show how the probability changes with many tickets:

Number of tickets to buyProbability of winning the jackpot (6/49 system)
13,983,8161 – Winning is certain

More tickets mean more chances of winning

That’s technically true.  Buying more lotto tickets does improve your chances of winning the jackpot.

But …

To be honest with you, we get two problems here:

  1. The increase in chance is too little to be excited about. The likelihood of hitting the jackpot is still incredibly low.
  2. From a financial perspective, buying more lines is likely a difficult one to do.  Pushing your chances further will eventually result in big losses in the long run.

As you can see, winning the lottery is not that easy even if you buy many tickets with different combinations.

The Solution

Now, it is where planning is so crucial for you as a lottery player. Even with a mathematical strategy winning is still so hard to achieve.  For one thing, playing the lottery with more lines is not cheap.

So here’s the solution I recommend:

  • Stop playing every draw.  If you just play every draw with one line, you’re not going to make it.  If you are lucky, then you may hit it.  But from a mathematical perspective, it’s likely that the winner is going to be “not you.”
  • Determine how many lines you can afford to play.  If you can afford to play 10 lines, then that’s it.  If you can afford to play 100 lines, then be it.  Be consistent.
  • Save money until you reach the required amount to play your numbers.  Let’s say you receive your salary every week, and you plan to play 10 lines, then it’s going to take you 10 weeks before you can play.  If you plan to play 100 lines, then it’s going to take you 100 weeks to save money.

I know. It takes time in between play.  But that’s better “mathematically” than playing 1 line every draw for 20 years.

Alternatively, you can join a syndicate so you can cover as many lines as possible.  But that’s another topic we will talk about in a different article.

Play More Lines Using Worthy Combinations

Here’s a scenario. You save as much money as you can. You even did a part-time gig just to have more money to afford more tickets.

Do you just randomly choose numbers on the playslip? Will you just use the numbers from your daily horoscope? Should you refer to the hot and cold numbers from lotto statistics?

The method of playing rests on your hand. However, if you want to make the most out of your lotto spending, decide smartly and play responsibly.

Regardless if you play solo or with a syndicate, you must ensure that the combinations you use have the best ratio of success to failure.

In lottery games, expect to have more instances of losing. Knowing the ratio will help you choose combinations with fewer ways of losing and more ways of winning.

Comparing the number of times a combination’s pattern could match the winning combination with the number of times it won’t. This is the ratio of success to failure.

In the Ohio Lottery Classic Lotto, for example, you could refer to the basic combinatorial patterns to know a combination’s ratio. The 3-odd-3-even pattern has 4,655,200 ways to win and 9,328,616 ways to fail. It’s 52 times better than the worst choice of 6-even or 6-odd with 134,596 ways to win and 13,849,220 ways to fail.

With basic combinatorial patterns, consider also the low-high ratio. The best low-high pattern for a 6/49 game is 3-low-3-high with a ratio of 1 to 2. The worst low-high pattern is 6-high or 6-low with a ratio of 1 to 103.

Often, the basic combinatorial analysis has contradicting conclusions such as with the combination 1-2-3-4-5-6. It has best odd-even ratio but worst low-high ratio. You could change some numbers to solve this or you could just use advanced combinatorial analysis.

The Lotterycodex Combinatorial design for Ohio Lottery Classic Lotto has low-odd, low-even, high-odd and high-even sets. Low-odd contains 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25. Low-high spans 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24. High-odd has 27,29,31,33,35,37,39,41,43,45,47,49. High-even includes 26,28,30,42,34,36,38,40,42,44,46,48.

In the advanced combinatorial analysis, you could see from the table above that you just need to choose from the low-odd, low-even, high-odd and high-even number sets. Instantly, you will know if your combination has the crucial balance in composition.

With no fuss, you will also know which patterns are the best to use.

There are 84 Lotterycodex patterns for Ohio Lottery Classic Lotto. Patterns #1, #2 and #3 are the best patterns. The middle patterns are patterns #4 to #20. Patterns #21 to #84 are the worst patterns.

In a 6/49 game like Classic Lotto of Ohio Lottery, there are 84 Lotterycodex patterns and only patterns #1, #2 and #3 are the best. They are the patterns that will occur most frequently among all patterns.

The best patterns will then give you more opportunities to match the winning combination. They are the patterns that will help you choose worthy combinations.

Without the knowledge that advanced combinatorial design provides, it is easy to thoughtlessly play and spend money on useless combinations. Many players, especially those who play random combinations, spend money on combinations with the worst ratios.

Little did they know that the combinations they use follow patterns #4-#84. Even if they play more lines, they still did not optimize their ability to play with the best ratios in mind. Thus, they end up wasting money.

Keep in mind that advanced combinatorial analysis will not tell you the next winning numbers. Instead, it will help you find the patterns that could give the best shot possible in winning. This way, you can have fewer losses and more successes in most draws.

The Usual Caveats

Again, Lotterycodex is here to explain the mathematical side of the lottery.

Playing the lottery is just “FUN.”  Just keep that in mind.  Do play it just to entertain yourself.

Never never never think it’s going to provide you with a full-time income.  And more importantly, don’t believe that it is the way to a better life. It’s not.

It’s possible that you win the life-changing jackpot, but it’s also possible that it’s not going to happen during your lifetime.  Think about that.

To be honest, investing in yourself is still my best recommendation.

If you have to play the lottery, then play for fun with the money you save for “entertainment purposes.”  But don’t forget to spend more money on your education, in your retirement plan, in your business.  That’s a sure way to a happy life free from financial worry.

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