If you’re looking for tips on how to win the French Lotto, you have come to the right place. There are no guarantees to claiming a win in this popular lottery, but there are certain pointers to increase your chances.
The first tip is to understand exactly how you enter and play the French Lotto. To play, you simply need to select five numbers from the main pool of digits, which range from one to 49. You also need to select a Powerball bonus number from a pool of digits ranging from one to 10. The more numbers you get right, the higher your prize. The highest prize – the jackpot – is won by getting all five regular numbers and the Powerball number correct.
Secondly, know when the draw happens. If you are invested, you are going to want to know when it’s time to check how many numbers, if any, you guessed correctly. The draw happens each and every week, on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Each of them occur at around 9pm in South Africa. Many draws around the world only happen twice a week. The French Lotto is thrice weekly. You have a chance at the start, in the middle and toward the end of the week to win.
For a third tip, don’t ignore the odds. Your chances of winning the French Lotto main prize are about one in 20 million. That’s not as big as some other lotteries around the world. But there are shorter odds for smaller prizes in the France lottery, too. You don’t have to win the jackpot to get rich. Smaller sums can suffice as well. From getting five numbers right but not the bonus ball right at one in two million to two numbers and the bonus at one in 144, there’s a nice range of odds and prizes available per tier.
Fourth, remember that the more tickets you have in play, the higher your chances of winning are. As mentioned, this draw happens three times a week. Times that by the weeks in the year and you will soon see that there are more than 150 chances per year to become a multi-, multi-millionaire. Enter multiple draws and significantly increase your chances of landing a win.
Fifth, you can use your so-called lucky numbers but don’t necessarily get too stuck with them. A lot of people over the years have had success with numbers special and important to them. Just as many, though, have won with random digits picked off the top of your head. It can be good to have a mix. Use combinations of anniversaries and other life milestones, but perhaps on occasion just thumb suck a set of numbers and go with those.
For the sixth and final tip, you could look to hot and cold numbers – as in numbers that have been drawn frequently and less so. There is no real theory to this, but backing a number that has not been drawn for a while and is allegedly ‘due’ can reap dividends. On the same token, picking a number that has been a bit more frequent than others can work as well.
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