The Mega Millions lottery prize has surpassed a billion dollars for the third time ever. In this week’s earlier drawing, no ticket matched all six numbers, which caused the jackpot to surge to 1.25 billion (with the option to walk with 6 million in cash). With a life changing amount of money up for grabs, you might be asking yourself – do I have a chance to win? You might think the only way you can actually increase your chances of winning is to buy more tickets. In case you don’t have an extra hundred-thousand dollars to spend on tickets – like Todd Graves, the Raising Kane’s founder who promised to split the jackpot with all 50 thousand for his employees should he win – here are five strategies you can use to increase your chances of winning the lottery.
Don’t Choose Consecutive Numbers
Studies have shown that lottery games which involve five winning numbers requiring the player to choose until 55, the total numbers must be between 104 and 176 (this is true 70% of the time.) Also consider these numbers, which have been historically drawn the least: 47, 49, 50, 52. 54 and 62.
Don’t Choose Numbers Ending with a Similar Digit
The probability of this working out is slim – variety is the key. Also consider these numbers, which have historically been drawn the most: 17, 14, 31, 10, 7, and 4.
Every Number is Equal
Remember that every number you could possibly choose has an equal probability of being chosen as the winning number. Whether you use the computer generated quick-pick numbers, or you choose them yourself, as long as you play – you have a chance of winning that billion-dollar jackpot.
According to the Law of Attraction, we are the creators of our reality. Try visualizing yourself winning the lottery and assume the feeling of having your wish fulfilled – which in this case is what it would feel like to be left holding the winning ticket during Friday night’s drawing. The final, and perhaps the most important step, is to remove any and all doubt. Doubt will lower your vibration and interrupt your manifestation.
Dowsing is a type of spiritual divination used to locate something. For this method, you will need something you can use as a pendulum (anything with a little weight tied to the end of a string will work). You should find a quiet space to work in. Next, write down all the numbers on separate pieces of paper. Shuffle the papers and turn them over on a surface. Think about winning lotto numbers and clear your mind of everything else. Dangle your pendulum over each card, one by one. If the pendulum doesn’t move, go on to the next number. If the pendulum begins to sway over a number, move it over to the side until you have identified all six numbers.
1.2 billion dollars is enough money to buy anything you could possibly desire for the rest of your lifetime. Let’s put a billion dollars into perspective. one billion oranges would fill an entire sports stadium to the brim; a billion dollars in cash would span across four miles. With all that cash, you could buy yourself a Leonardo da Vinci and a Picasso painting. You could buy a super luxury yacht and a private island. You could buy a Boeing commercial airplane. You could buy the Miami Marlins for 980 million. You could do some real good in the world by donating to a charity or building a library. Remember, above all, you can’t win if you don’t play.
Jackie Donaldson is an American writer and teacher. Her work has been published in Loud Coffee Press, The Vehicle, Across the Margin and others.