Getting a giant win like Powerball winner John Robinson (right) is not only luck, but also using a number of factors proven to increase your odds.
Here's 10 tips that will boost your game results no matter where in the world you play:
#1. Play just one game and stick to it.
The lottery is the one investment you can't split up to spread your risk. You need to put all your eggs in one basket, and that means concentrating only on one game - and hitting it hard.
#2. You don't need a 'lucky' lotto store.
Sorry, there is no such thing as lucky numbers, nor are there lucky stores. Some stores claim to get more jackpot prizes, but when you look more closely at their track record it's because they have more people buying lottery tickets from them. It's simply a numbers game... the more numbers, the better the results.
#3. Don't miss playing your game.
I've got dozens of testimonials where players have regrets. They won the prize, but didn't play and missed out on a fortune like this million-dollar miss...
---MISSED $1 MILLION---
After taking tickets of the same series for some time, I decided to extend out to a much larger number of entries. This was what Ken had been saying so I followed instructions. Now I needed to get organised quickly and cut to the chase, buy the tickets and watch the results. I did get organised but alas I let that fateful night go by when I did not buy and the prize pool meant that $1M would have been won as my first line of numbers came up.
#4. Go for the smaller prizes too.
The giant jackpot prizes for Mega Millions and Powerball attract the most players. While these enormous jackpots are the ultimate, they are not the only ones you should be playing. In the USA, hundreds of thousands of weekly players can win more than $7.5 Million in secondary prizes each Powerball game for example. Those secondary prizes makes it worthwhile.
#5. Use a prediction service for accurate play.
There’s only one available anywhere - my LottoPredict. Use it to see which game you need to play. If you’re playing Powerball, it will tell you whether Wednesday or Saturday’s game is best.
#6. Choose your payout carefully.
Most jackpot winners take the lump sum payout. But many prizes are paid out by annuity (drip feed) over many years. However, consider that a one-time lump sum cash payment will end up giving winners only about two thirds of the total cash prize money offered. For many countries there's still personal and federal taxes to come out of any prize amount. So, given the unpredictability of life and taxes, I suggest you take the immediate payout.
My System includes numbers for most other games in the world, and it works because you use the SAME numbers each time. It's a one-time set up that makes life so much easier because you only do the figures once.
#8. Get started fast.
I offer two setup options, the Custom Profile and the PRO Custom Profiles. Both are Done-For-You, and get you going real fast. I customise and complete all the numbers for you so there's no messy, time consuming calculations. All you have to do is transfer the numbers to your tickets. And you do this only once, ever. You keep playing those numbers - that's the secret of the Silver Lotto System. You get them through your Silver Lotto Membership Site (http://www.silverlottosystem.com/login)..
#9. Always sign your ticket.
It's rare, but disputes over who owns the winning ticket do happen, or it could get stolen. As soon as you know the result, put your name on the ticket - and sign it too... that makes it legally your property.