Playing Group Bpots at the Euro Millions Lottery can be fun, but it can also be tricky. If you don’t know what group bets are, or how to play them, then read this article to find out now.
Playing groups of numbers is one of the most popular ways to play EuroMillions. It means that you can pick the same amount of numbers as part of a number field, or as part of a row.
Chances on getting all the numbers in the field are pretty low, but there is a better chance of picking up a few extra numbers – so it’s worth it to play. Here’s how.
1. Fewer numbers to pick, greater odds of getting all the numbers.
ew.com lottery statistics show that the odds against picking all EuroMillions numbers accurately are over 18,000,000 to 1. In other words the chances of getting all 531 numbers correct are greater than the odds against getting a monkey on your front door mat.
2. The price of tickets.
Tickets cost more money to play than all the individual ones. This is because the more numbers you have to pick, the more tickets you will need to buy, and the more money you will spend.
3. Playing just one set of numbers.
Player have suggested playing just one set of numbers – especially if they are novice. The odds at picking seven correct numbers are much better if you play just one set of numbers. Don’t play numbers that are likely to come up, such as very popular numbers.
4. Choosing from too many numbers.
Players often choose numbers that are within the range of 75 – 125. This is a much harder task and less interesting, and many players don’t take much interest in this aspect of the game. Numbers outside the range are more likely to be played – so you are wasting your money if you play these.
5. Not sticking to the pattern.
Once a player has been using the EuroMillions lotto system for some time, and is fairly comfortable with how the numbers are drawn, they often start to do this, and it becomes harder to predict.
The best thing to do is to make sure you stick to the same numbers each week – if you do not, you might just get a surprise shove in the smoothie.
6. Forgetting to check the numbers.
Players who forget to check the numbers are in big trouble. Quite often, players will thumb through the cards, not really paying attention and miss out on a winning ticket.
Players who are in any kind of rush and really want to win, should consider getting a list of the last 30 or 40 winning numbers, and then see how many of them are in the list. This gives you a really good idea of how many numbers remain. And if you still have any doubt, you can always ask the casino host if they remember the numbers well.
7. Being superstitious about certain numbers.
Some players have a sense of superstition and will choose certain numbers, others do not believe in any superstitions and they pick any number that comes to mind. When playing with this mindset, avoid choosing numbers that have been drawn recently – especially if these numbers are on the end of a sequence. The likelihood of these numbers coming up again is pretty low.
Of course, there are some numbers that seem to be always drawn – and once in a while, a lucky streak of 10 or more numbers will appear. The streak of numbers is pretty unpredictable and is more likely to indicate a larger jackpot prize than a consecutive set of numbers.
8. Playing the same set of numbers.
If you are playing the same set of numbers, it means that you are relying on pure luck to ensure a win.
Luck plays a big part of the lottery – but it’s not entirely within the control of the player.
The best way to ensure that you win is to make sure that you are playing fresh numbers each week.
Of course, players can buy more tickets to improve their chances of winning, but Buying more tickets does not improve your odds one iota.
You can’t improve the odds in the short term, but you can significantly improve your chances in the longer term.
Numbers are drawn at random, so don’t be too fascinated by particular numbers that appear on each draw. Seldom do any given numbers appear more than anywhere else.
The fact that certain numbers have been drawn more frequently in the past does not mean they will be more frequently still.
What you want to look out for is patterns of numbers drawn.
There are plenty of numbers that have been drawn in a row, or a sequence, so don’t be too worried if you find a few too.