Save Money by Knowing Lotto Numbers to Avoid
Lotto players who select their lottery numbers thoughtlessly or foolishly are destined to lose even before the drawing takes place.
By knowing which number combinations and patterns to avoid, you’ll have an advantage over such players—and save money, too.
AVOID NUMBER COMBINATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN DRAWN BEFORE
Many players like to bet the numbers that have won someone else a big jackpot, and
by doing so, they are almost guaranteed NOT to win one themselves. In Lotto 6/42+1/6,
with two drawings a week, a set of 6 numbers has a chance of being drawn once
every 302,642 years!!! This should also answer the question we are so often asked,
“Shouldn’t I keep playing the same set of numbers every week because they are due
to hit sometime?”
AVOID BETTING SIX CONSECUTIVE LOTTO NUMBERS
Six consecutive numbers have never been drawn in any state or international lotto game.
Smart Luck has all the drawing results for more than 180 state and international lottery games, going back more than fifty years!
Even five consecutive numbers is a very rare occurrence that, in most Lotto games, has never happened once.
AVOID BETTING ONE LOTTO NUMBER GROUP
Never choose all six numbers from one number group, such as all single digits, or
all teens, or all 20’s, etc. All six winning numbers drawn from one group is
AVOID THE LOTTO COMBINATION 1-2-3-4-5-6
The most popular set of numbers most often played is: 1-2-3-4-5-6. Thousands of
tickets are bought with this combination every drawing. The selection
is too far out of balance to come up in a random drawing.
AVOID PATTERN BETTING
Pattern betting is an even more popular method of marking bet slips. Patterns of
numbers marked in a row to make a straight line, either across the bet slip
vertically or diagonally get heavy play—which means sharing the prize with
others if the numbers are drawn as winners. Other designs such as patterns of
initials or numbers or crosses also get heavy play.
AVOID NUMBER MULTIPLES
Other popular combinations that get heavy play are the number multiples, especially
5-10-15-20-25-30 and 7-14-21-28-35-42.
AVOID ALL SAME LAST DIGITS
Many people like to play same last digits, such as 2-12-22-32-42, or all digits that
end in seven, or some other favorite lucky lottery number. Even four same last digits occur
in less than two-tenths of one percent of all drawings. Winning sets of numbers with
three last digits the same occur in less than 3 percent of all drawings. Winning sets
of numbers with no more than one repeated last digit represent nearly 90 percent of all
AVOID LOW NUMBER COMBINATIONS
The majority of Lotto players like to play the calendar numbers, such as birth
dates and anniversaries—and their children’s ages. This means that the most
heavily played numbers are 1 through 31. Swiss Lotto has 42 numbers. If you play
only the calendar numbers, you might be sharing your jackpot with dozens of other
winners. It’s not to say that you shouldn’t play your personal numbers if you feel these lucky numbers are good to play. But we recommend that you include a couple of high
numbers so that just in case your numbers do hit, you win a prize that’s worth
NIX LOTTO QUICK PICKS
Quick Picks are used by lazy people who want to be in the action without putting
any effort into winning. When you read articles about jackpot winners, it appears
as though they all used either Quick Picks, birth dates, or their children’s ages.
The vast majority of people do play that way. If the majority of tickets sold are
Quick Picks, then it makes sense that the majority of jackpots won should be won
with Quick Picks. However, when you see the actual statistics, as we did, you’ll find that you have
a better chance of winning by picking numbers randomly out of a hat than by using
UK Lotto FAQ
The UK Lotto is a lottery offered in Great Britain. Players have tickets consisting of 6 numbers, and a drawing is held in which 6 numbers are drawn. If a ticket issued during that drawing cycle matches all 6 numbers, that ticket wins the jackpot.
Once all 6 numbers have been drawn, a bonus ball is drawn, which gives players who matched 5 out of 6 numbers a chance to win more money.
To play the UK Lotto, you’ll need to buy a ticket. The ticket will consist of 6 numbers from 1 to 59, and you can potentially win cash prizes depending on how many of your numbers match. An additional chance to win money is offered via the Lotto Millionaire Raffle, a code printed onto the UK Lotto Ticket.
If you win the jackpot by matching all numbers, you’ll win the jackpot, which is variable from drawing to drawing. Additionally, you can win a number of cash prizes for partial matches.
The full prize structure is:
- Match all 6 Numbers – Jackpot
- Match 5 Numbers + Bonus Ball – £50,000* (estimated)
- Match 5 Numbers – £ 1,000 (estimated)
- Match 4 Numbers – £100 (estimated)
- Match 3 Numbers – £25 (fixed)
- Match 2 Numbers – Free Lotto Lucky Dip (fixed)
There is not a hard number figure guaranteed for the UK Lotto starting jackpot. Usually, jackpots starting from the beginning on Wednesday are around £2 million, and jackpots beginning on Saturday are around £4 million. But the exact values are dependent on ticket sales.
Also, if a jackpot rolls over, the jackpot amount will be considerably higher.
The UK Lotto will continue to roll over if no jackpot matching ticket is sold until it hits £22 million. At this point, it can roll over one final time. On the following draw, the jackpot must be won, and if nobody matches the full six numbers, the full amount of the jackpot prize pool will go to the next winning tier.
A UK Lotto Millionaire Raffle code is randomly generated for each ticket, consisting of four letters and eight numbers. On the night of a drawing, one of the codes is drawn, and the matching code’s ticket holder wins a £1 million prize, with an additional 20 codes drawn to create 20 £20,000 winners.
Every once in a while, there will be special drawings held, with more and larger prizes awarded via the Millionaire Raffle.
The UK Lotto is open to all British citizens who wish to buy a ticket, as well as any non-UK citizen who wishes to buy a ticket through an online concierge service. The concierge service will buy your ticket and send you a scan, and then process any winnings you might be due.
More information about ordering a UK Lotto ticket online can be found on the UK Lotto official site.
Residents of the UK 16 years old and older can play the UK Lotto. If you’re outside the UK, you’ll need to be 18 years or older to play.
The UK Lotto draw takes place each Wednesday and Saturday evening. Wednesday drawings are at 8 pm Greenwich Mean Time Zone, and Saturday drawings are 8:30 pm GMT.
Ticket sales for UK Lotto close at 7:30 pm GMT on the night of Wednesday or Saturday. After the drawing is completed, ticket sales for the next drawing begin.
A ticket for the UK Lotto is £2.
The odds of winning any of the various prizes in the UK Lotto are as follows:
- Matching all 6 Numbers – 1 in 45,057,474
- Matching 5 Numbers + Bonus Ball – 1 in 7,509,579
- Matching 5 Numbers – 1 in 144,415
- Matching 4 Numbers – 1 in 2,180
- Matching 3 Numbers – 1 in 97
- Matching 2 Numbers – 1 in 10.3
The deadline for claiming a UK Lotto prize is 180 days from the date of the drawing. After that point, any prizes not claimed are allocated to the UK National Lottery Good Causes Fund, which funds charitable projects across the UK.
For residents of the UK, UK Lotto winnings are tax free. However, if you’re not a resident of the UK, it’s possible that you will owe taxes on any UK Lotto winnings to your local government.
Consult with your local government to determine whether and how much taxes you owe on UK Lotto winnings.
The largest UK Lotto jackpot ever was a £66,070,646 jackpot, which came on a drawing held on January 9th, 2016. Two winning tickets were issued, and so two players split the jackpot, winning just over £33 million each.
A little more than one month later, on February 13th, a single ticket won £32.5 million.
Our Experience with theLotter
In summary – they set a very high bar for online lottery services.
We know the ease of buying tickets and getting support from theLotter firsthand. Long story short: we’re all praises for this agent. Sure, those of us who love scratch cards are a bit disappointed, but that’s a minor quibble. As a lottery agent, they hit all the right notes.
TheLotter boasts a simple, easy-to-use website.
Design is one of the most basic things about a lottery website. After all, you’re spending a lot of time there, right? Luckily, they have a well-designed website that’s easy to navigate, even if this is your first time trying such a service.
It’s refreshing to see a lottery site that isn’t saddled by poor or outdated design; even more so when it isn’t littered with distracting and annoying ads. Though it isn’t unique in this regard, it is one of the better sites that puts a premium on user experience.
Navigation is a breeze. All the information (and there’s a lot!) is well-organized, so you’re never overwhelmed. You can jump quickly from lottery results to jackpot updates, game news, and more.
TheLotter offers new players a full refund on their first purchase if they’re not happy with their services. All it takes is a quick message to their support team, and you’ll get your money back. You get six months from the time of purchase to claim your refund.
Note that this only applies to your first purchase. It’s a great safety net if you’re just trying them out — you can check out their services without risking your money.
TheLotter Review on Payouts, Withdrawals, and Winners
TheLotter doesn’t charge commissions on your winnings. However, it does deduct any local taxes that may be required by the law in the country where a lottery is based.
Prizes are divided into two main types:
- Big or Locally Taxed Prizes: These include lottery jackpots, any prizes worth more than $2,500, and prizes subject to local tax
- Secondary Winnings: Any other prizes
Secondary winnings are collected and deposited directly in your TheLotter account.
For big or locally taxed prizes, you’ll typically have to claim these yourself. This is especially true for jackpots, in which lottery operators often require players to claim their winnings in person.
For non-jackpot prizes that are above $2,500 or taxable, if the local law permits it, TheLotter tries to collect these on your behalf and credit the amount to your account.
How to Withdraw Money from theLotter
You get 7 options for withdrawing your winnings from your TheLotter account. Most of these are through bank transfer or trusted banking networks like VISA and MasterCard.
Just go to your account’s “My Account” tab and click “Withdraw.”
Payment and Withdrawal Methods
The Lotter gets two thumbs up for accepting a wide array of payment methods.
You have 25 deposit methods and 7 withdrawal methods available. That’s more than you get from many other lottery websites. Better still, theLotter’s banking methods work with a wide range of currencies, too.
Here’s a quick rundown of theLotter’s available banking methods:
|Visa||US$ / € / £ / AUD / руб / CAD / CHF / SEK / ZAR / ₹||–||5,000|
|MasterCard||US$ / € / £ / AUD / руб / CAD / CHF / SEK / ZAR||–||5,000|
|Diners Club||US$ / € / £ / AUD / руб / CAD / CHF / SEK / ZAR||–||5,000|
|Skrill||US$ / € / £ / CAD / CHF / SEK / ZAR||–||–|
|Neteller||US$ / € / £ / руб / CAD / CHF / SEK / ZAR||–||5,000|
|PaySafe Card||US$ / € / £ / CAD / CHF / ZAR||–||–|
|Trustly||US$ / € / £ / CAD / CHF / SEK / ZAR||–||–|
|Sofort||US$ / € / £||–||–|
|Eps||US$ / € / £ / CAD / CHF / SEK / ZAR||–||–|
|Bleue||US$ / € / £||–||–|
|CartaSi||US$ / € / £||–||–|
|Postepay||US$ / € / £||–||–|
|RAPID||US$ / € / £ / CAD / CHF / ZAR||–||–|
|PSE||US$ / € / £ / CAD / CHF / ZAR||10||–|
|Efecty||US$ / € / £ / CAD / CHF / ZAR||10||–|
|Safety Pay||US$ / €||–||–|
|Zimpler||US$ / €||5,000/span>||–|
|Visa||US$ / € / £ / AUD / руб||US$1||US$1,000||1-3|
|MasterCard||US$ / € / £ / AUD / руб||US$1||US$1,000||1-3|
|Discover||US$ / € / £ / руб||US$1||US$2,000||1-3|
|Bank Transfers||US$ / € / £ / AUD||Varies||US$50,000||Varies|
Has Anyone Won?
Absolutely! Over 4 million people have won prizes since the company started in 2002. There’s even a (long) list of winners on their website!
Aura D., a player from Panama, holds the record for the website’s biggest win so far. Aura got $30 million as the sole winner of the Florida Lotto on July 19, 2017. She flew in on theLotter’s dime to claim her prize and has been living out a happy retirement since then.
Aura’s quiet post-win life is pretty typical for lottery jackpot winners. Check out our article on the lottery’s biggest winners to learn how other lucky players chose to spend their prize money.
In 2016, another lucky player from Iraq bet on the Oregon Megabucks lottery through theLotter and won the $6.8 million jackpot!
There are also about 5 winners who have won $1 million prizes each. Four of them hit the US Powerball’s second prize by matching 5 of the winning numbers. Another hit the $1 million US Mega Millions prize in 2017.
TheLotter Winners – Australia
- G. won $1 million by hitting the second prize for the US Powerball’s draw in October 2016. He had been playing through theLotter since 2003. G. racked up over 452 wins of minor prizes from various lotteries before hitting the million-dollar prize.
- 8 lucky Aussies struck gold with $106,300 in prizes after joining theLotter’s Powerball syndicate. Every line in their syndicate’s set won a prize, and the total was split among the 55 players who bought shares.
- L.M. won €25,000 from La Primitiva in 2015 by purchasing entries at theLotter.
- Howard L. won 885,377 rubles in the Russian Gosloto 6/45 lottery after just 6 months of playing through theLotter.
TheLotter Winners – The UK
- B.U. won $1 million after hitting the US Powerball’s second prize in April 2012. The major win came just five tickets after B.U. first started playing at theLotter. In another stroke of luck, B.U. won shortly after the new prize rules bumped up the second prize from $200K to a cool $1M.
- F.M. won €47,748 in Italy’s SuperStar draw after matching 5 of the winning numbers.
Additionally, there are plenty of winners (with pictures) between $50,000 and $1M providing further proof to the doubters regarding the authenticity of this platform.
How to WIN Swiss Lotto
ODD-EVEN LOTTO NUMBER TIPS
When you select your lotto numbers, try to have a relatively even mix of odd and
even numbers. All odd numbers or all even numbers are rarely drawn, occurring only
one percent of the time. The best mix is to have 2/4, 4/2 or 3/3, which means two
odd and four even, or four odd and two even, or three odd and three even. One of
these three patterns will occur in 83 percent of the drawings.
HIGH-LOW LOTTO NUMBER TIPS
Winning numbers are usually spread across the entire number field. If we take a
number field and cut it in half, we have the low half and the high half. In a
42-number game like Swiss Lotto, numbers 1 to 21 would be in the low half, and numbers 22 to 42
would be in the high half. All high numbers or all low numbers are rarely drawn, occurring
only 1 percent of the time. The best mix is to have 2/4, 4/2 or 3/3, which means
two high and four low, or four high and two low, or three high and three low.
Winning lotto number groups with these three patterns occur in 82 percent of all drawings.
LOTTERY NUMBER GROUP STRATEGIES
Look at a list of past winning numbers for the Swiss Lotto game you play, and you’ll see,
more often than not, that one or more of the number groups is not represented. For
example, in the combination 5-14-17-32-38-42, there are no 20’s. Tracking and studying
Number Groups can help you decide which group to omit and which group to give extra
LOTTERY GAMES SKIPPED STRATEGIES
List the number of games skipped (games out) since the last hit (win) for each of
the winning numbers during the last five games. Then mark the number of times each
skip occurred. If any skip from 0 to 5 did not occur, play the Lotto numbers that
are out that many games. (Help working with lotto games skipped.)
LOTTO NUMBER SUM ADVICE – PLAY A BALANCED GAME
After you choose six numbers you want to play, add them together and make sure
that the sum of the six numbers adds up to somewhere between 100 and 158. Sums that
fall within that range will account for over 70 percent of all lottery jackpots won.
REPEAT HITS LOTTERY TIPS
In Switzerland Lotto 6/42+1/6, on average, one lottery number will be a repeat hit from the
last drawing 59 percent of the time.
HOT NUMBER LOTTERY SECRETS
Numbers that have been out (losers) for four games or less account for about
half of the winning numbers drawn. Losing numbers
that have been out
ten games or less account for 80 percent of all the winning numbers. This tells
us that hot numbers are more likely to hit, but don’t forget to include at
least one long shot in your group of 6.
COLD NUMBER LOTTERY SECRETS
It is difficult to know when a cold number will end a long losing streak. If you play a
number every drawing because you think it is due, you could be chasing it
for many months. (Number 45 in New York Lotto sat out 100 drawings before it
finally hit.) Although, when a number has been out for 70 games or so, it might be
Customer Support On TheLotter
TheLotter gives you 24/7 support and tons of resources.
This website clearly makes it a mission to help you succeed. If you ever need help, you can reach their support team via a ton of channels.
Their customer support service is available 24/7 and takes inquiries in 14 different languages.
- Live chat
- Email: We sent test inquiries and got a response within 2 hours!
- Telegram: Just search for TheLotter.com
- Viber: +356 793 63536
- WhatsApp: +356 793 63536
- Phone: +44 20 3150 0476
- Fax: +44 20 7691 7234
There are also dedicated, toll-free phone lines available for select countries:
- The UK: 0800-1700-409
- Australia: 1-800-259-355
- Canada: 1-888-786-3072
- France: 0805-109-968
- Germany: 0800-724-1082
- Russia: 880-0100-3681
- Ukraine: 0800-500-596
- South Africa: 0800-981-870
USE BALANCED WHEEL SYSTEMS
Balanced Wheeling Systems allow you to bet a large group of numbers (more than 5), play scientific combinations of that group of numbers, and get a specific minimum win guarantee.
Balanced Wheels force all the winning numbers that are in your group to come together to give you at least one prize if some or all of the winning numbers are in your chosen group.
It’s true that the more numbers you wheel, the easier it is to trap the winning
numbers in your chosen group. But to get the most leverage for your money, the optimum
number of numbers to wheel is not more than four or five numbers over HALF the numbers
in your game. For the best way to win Swiss Lotto, wheel less than about 26 of the numbers.
Otherwise, you’ll be spending MORE money chasing a SMALLER guaranteed prize.
You benefit more by wheeling a carefully selected group of lotto numbers.
THE BEST WAY TO WHEEL ALL THE LOTTO NUMBERS IN YOUR GAME
Any one wheeling
system that covers ALL the numbers in the game is too spread out, making the win
guarantee not worth the wager. There are smart ways to wheel all the numbers in
the game by using Trap-by-Overlap and other wheeling strategies covered on pages
137 to 142 in the Lottery Master Guide.
Most of Smart Luck’s lottery winners used a Balanced Wheel in addition to her Smart Luck number selection methods.
You can use a FREE interactive Balanced Wheel Lottery System that won multiple lotto jackpots.
Read about our lottery winners, too.
And when you win a jackpot with Smart Luck lotto systems, tell us about it so you can be added to Gail Howard’s growing list of lottery winners.
If you don’t want your name publicized, we will honor that.
TheLotter Review of Security, Trust, and Scams
Is it a Scam?
Not at all! With almost 2 decades in the business and over 4 million people who have won the jackpot on record, theLotter is the prime example of a reliable online lottery website.
Thanks to its lottery agent business model, any ticket you buy is an official entry to your chosen lottery game. Any winnings come directly from the lottery operator. All their available lotteries are legitimate games too.
As proof of ownership, you get scanned copies of your purchases. Once scanned, they are stored in a secure safe until you need them.
What’s stopping them from taking your prizes for themselves? Well, they’re licensed under the Malta Gaming Authority. That means all of theLotter’s operations are monitored and regulated by Malta’s government.
Is it Safe?
Absolutely. Every action you make on their website passes through 128-bit GeoTrust SSL encryption. Additionally, you can easily get details about how they handle your tickets and transactions, so they get plus points for transparency, too.
Their platform is also PCI compliant, meaning all financial transactions and payment credentials are airtight and adhere to stringent regulations that banks are required to adhere to.
Is it a Real or Fake Company?
It is a real company and has been in business since 2002. The website is run by Lotto Direct Limited, which is based in Malta and also operates out of 20+ local offices all over the world.
Is it Legal?
Yes! All of theLotter’s operations run under a license from the Malta Gaming Authority. Depending on your country’s laws, though, using their services might not be allowed. It’s best to check if your country has laws against lotteries online.
Does Lottery Critic Trust theLotter?
Definitely. It was one of the first online lottery services around, and their longevity says a lot about how reliable they are.
How to Get Lucky in Lotto
CASH IN ON THE LUCK OF OTHERS
When you form a Lotto pool, your group is also pooling its aggregate luck. A
jackpot could happen because of the luck just one member brings to your pool.
Select your partners carefully. Share your luck with winners, not losers. Avoid
negative people. Not only are they unlucky, but they dampen enthusiasm and drain
energy from others. You want to enhance your own luck, not dilute its strength. One
quick way to tell winners from losers is simply to ask them: “Do you think you
are a lucky person?” Many people quickly admit, “I’m unlucky. I never win
anything.” They won’t bring good luck to your group either.
CASH IN ON A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
No one should play games of chance out of desperation because they need the
winnings. The needy have a greater fear of losing the hard-earned money they gamble
with. It is just one of life’s dirty tricks that the very fear of losing blocks the
winning forces. Thoughts are charged with energy, especially when triggered by
emotion. Fear attracts exactly that which one fears. A strong desire for a goal
that is charged with positive energy, attracts a positive response, especially when
every effort is made to attain that goal.
Review of theLotter’s Games, Promos, and Bonuses
Promo Codes, Vouchers, and Discount Codes
You can get tons of limited-time deals on their website. For example, players who buy at least 4 shares to Spain’s Loteria de Navidad (Christmas Raffle) right now will get a 10% discount!
The VIP Club
For more consistent discounts, there’s theLotter VIP Club. You don’t need anything special to join — just keep playing through their platform.
Every $1 you spend is worth 1 VIP point. The more VIP points you have, the higher your level — and the bigger your discount.
|Platinum||2001 – 5000||12.5%|
|Gold||501 – 2000||7.5%|
|Silver||201 – 500||5%|
|Bronze||51 – 200||2.5%|
VIP Club members also get access to exclusive deals and promotions. Plus, they get priority assistance from the customer support team.