How to Pick the Best Lottery Game for You

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 05,2019 | Time: 01:42 pm | Edited by: The Lottery Lab Staff

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If you are a regular lottery player, you probably read lots of articles about playing the right game to win more. But the question is how can you determine the right game for you? Choosing the right game is not the easiest thing to figure out. So here are 5 steps to select the best game for YOU:

#1. What games are available to you?

Depending on where you live, the first question is how many lottery games are available to play? There can be a single lottery game in your country like Singapore or Greece.  So your decision is easy.   But most players have two or more choices... a local or state game, and a national one. If you live in Idaho, for example,  you have plenty of choices like- Idaho Cash, Pick 3, Lucky for Life, Weekly Grand, Powerball and Mega Millions. How do you select between these? Keep reading-

#2. Do you want the jackpot or secondary prizes?

Are you aiming to win the huge jackpots or are you happy with a lower tier prize?  Large jackpots are difficult to win, but many lower tier prizes are much easier to win. If you are focused the jackpot, do you have a minimum jackpot in mind? Do you wait until it reaches $1M, $10M, or $50M? If you play for the –lower tier prizes you can play more often since you're not waiting for the jackpot to climb.

#3. How fast do you want to win a jackpot?

Does the jackpot rise quickly after every unclaimed prize game like Powerball, or slowly like New York Lotto? The speed of the jackpot increase is a factor when you want the best value from your tickets. Second division prizes are often fixed so there's no variation over time.

#4. How many bonus balls does the game have?

Is there are a bonus or “mega ball” along with the main numbers? If so, then the odds of winning are harder to beat. You can choose a game without bonus balls, but doing so means lower jackpots.

#5. How much do you want to spend?

The cheaper the ticket price, the more tickets you can play. And the better winning odds you'll have. But if the lottery ticket is cheaper, the amount of the jackpot is going to be moderate. If the ticket price is high, you may be limited in the number you can play regularly, but the jackpot is expected to grow higher.

All these decisions can be made with the information offered to you by The Lottery Lab. We offer information about odds, jackpots, ticket prices and other required information.

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