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## How to choose a winning lottery ticket

By itself, there is no such way, through which you can guarantee yourself a win. You can only increase the probability of victory.

Lotteries are divided into 2 type: they, where a random combination of numbers is already suggested, and tickets, in which you need to select numbers in advance and check, was your choice correct. Hard to define, which type of lottery is better, however, if in the first case it is possible to influence the outcome only by purchasing a ticket, then in the second there are much more possibilities.

### We select numbers for the lottery

There are several popular ways, which are used by experienced players:

1. Selecting the same numbers. According to the theory of probability, the selected combination of numbers must fall at least 1 time. You need to consider, that the waiting period for winning can be very long: some people won only after several decades of continuous participation. To speed up your winnings, you can determine the probability of each number falling out and choose the most probable.
2. Important dates. Some players choose birthdays, wedding dates and other holidays.
3. Astrological approach. Every horoscope sign has its own lucky numbers., which can be used to win the lottery. They can be viewed on astrological sites.. Consider, what numbers, coinciding with the date of the month (from 1 to 31), have a lower chance of winning. This is due to the fact, that most people choose them, which means, chances are shared among everyone.

You can use this method to determine the lucky number.: sum all digits, included in the date of birth. Then add the numbers, included in the resulting number. Continue adding, until there is 1 numeral. for example, for 03.04.1995 it will be 3 + 4 + 1 + 9 + 9 + 5 = 31, 3+1=4.

Some people think, that it is pointless to use any methods to increase the probability of winning. They approve, that it is enough to buy a lucky lottery ticket, and no means of increasing the chances of winning will be needed.

### Mathematical approach

Though you can't define, what numbers are guaranteed to drop out, you can apply a mathematical approach, simplifying the selection of numbers:

1. You cannot select only even / odd numbers, otherwise the chance of winning will be equal to the maximum 5 percent. It is advisable to select 50 percent even, 50 percent odd numbers.
2. It is undesirable to select numbers, which stand side by side or in the same ten (eg, 10 and 13). It is unlikely that it will turn out like this, that the draw will drop the kegs, which go in a row. You need to divide the field along a diagonal line and distribute the numbers evenly.
3. Don't pick numbers, ending with the same digit (3, 13, 23, 33). Chance of that, that they will fall out, less 1 percent.
4. You can perform simple arithmetic operations to find the optimal combination. for example, can choose 6 and start adding myself to it. As a result, you get the combination 6, 12, 18, 24, 30. This approach provides a high spread, makes it possible to use all tens.

## Powerball lottery game (Powerball)

This lottery is very similar to the previous game, since it has the numbers of the main combination and the additional. In the main combination, choose 5 numbers from 69, and in the additional - 1 of 26.

The probability of becoming the owner of the main prize is very low - 1:292 201 338. The chance of getting any other win is 1:25.

IN 2016 year one of the draws brought three lottery participants a prize in 1,56 USD billion.

Prizes, the amount of which exceeds 600 dollars, the player can pick up exclusively at the headquarters of the lottery game. If you bought your ticket online, then a representative of the intermediary will do this and simply transfer the won amount to you in full.

The main thing is to choose a reliable intermediary, otherwise there is a chance of not seeing your prize.

The lucky winner can get the main prize in two ways:

• lump sum payment;
• annuity (payment in installments over time).

Small prizes are waiting for their owners for 12 months. After this period, they are transferred into the possession of charitable organizations..

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Depending on the selected Stoloto lottery, the ticket buying process will be slightly different. Let's analyze in detail the process of purchasing tickets for the main lotteries: Russian lotto, Housing lottery, 4 of 20, 5 of 36, 6 of 45, 7 of 49.

You need to go to the home page, by clicking on the Stoloto logo in the upper left corner of the screen.

You can also go to the "My tickets" section of your personal account

And press the button "Buy a ticket".

You will be taken to the main page official site of Stoloto and you can choose a lottery, which ticket you want to buy.

### Buy lottery ticket Russian Lotto

To buy a lottery ticket Russian Lotto, on the main page of the official website, select the tile of the Russian Lotto lottery and hover the cursor over the button "Tickets by 100 ₽». The button will turn green and change its name to "Buy ticket". Click it.

You will be taken to the page for selecting tickets for the Russian Lotto lottery.

You will be offered ten tickets to choose from. To choose a ticket - click on it. Press again to cancel selection. Selected tickets are highlighted with a frame. If you do not like any of the offered tickets - click on the link "Renew tickets", which is located above the offered tickets on the right.

You can also pick up tickets with specific numbers. To do this, click on the link "Favorite numbers". Favorite number selection box appears. You can choose seven numbers in total. Selected numbers are highlighted in color. After choosing the numbers, click on the link "Pick tickets" and the system will select tickets for you, containing numbers of your choice.

After selecting the number of tickets you need on the right side of the screen, check the number of purchased tickets, the amount to be paid and click on the button "All payment methods"

Also pay attention to promotions, which are displayed at the top right of the screen

After that, you will be taken to the page for choosing a payment method, where you can buy a ticket for the Russian Lotto lottery in a convenient way.

### Buy a Housing Lottery ticket

To buy a Housing Lottery ticket, on the main page of the official website, select the Housing Lottery tile and hover over the button "Tickets by 100 ₽». The button will turn green and change its name to "Buy ticket". Click this button.

You will be taken to the ticket selection page of the Housing Lottery.

You will be offered ten Housing Lottery tickets to choose from. You can choose one or several tickets. To choose a ticket - click on it. Press again to cancel selection. Selected tickets are highlighted with a frame. If you do not like any of the offered tickets - click on the link "Renew tickets", which is located above the offered tickets on the right.

At your request, you can choose tickets with certain numbers. To do this, click on the link "Favorite numbers". In the field that appears, select the numbers. You can mark seven numbers in total. Selected numbers are highlighted in color. After choosing the numbers, click on the link "Pick tickets" and the system will select tickets for you, containing numbers of your choice.

After choosing the number of tickets you need, go to the right side of the screen. Check the number of tickets, the amount to be paid and click on the button "All payment methods".

After that, you will be taken to the page for choosing a payment method, where you can buy a Housing Lottery ticket in a convenient way.

### Buy lottery ticket 4 of 20, 5 of 36, 6 of 45, 7 of 49

Choose your favorite lottery (eg, lottery "4 out of 20", hover over the button "Ticket from 150 ₽». The button will change color and name to "Buy a ticket". Click the button.

You will be taken to the next page, where you can choose a combination and place a bet. To select a number, click on it, the tile with the number will change color. To mark the selection of a number - click on it again. You can also use the "Clear" button, which is located under the playing field, to deselect all numbers: the playing field will be cleared.

After selecting all numbers in all fields, the sum will be displayed on the right side of the screen, which will need to be paid.

You can add one or more tickets, by clicking on the "+ Add ticket" button at the top. New ticket will appear below.

After filling in all the tickets, click the button "All payment methods".

And you will be taken to the payment selection page. On this page, choose a convenient payment method for your ticket and complete the purchase.

## EuroMillions Facts

This lottery is held with 1994 of the year. Initially, it was organized by companies from three countries - Great Britain, France and Spain. It is currently available to citizens 13 states, due to which huge jackpots of tens of millions of euros are formed.

At the moment, the minimum Jackpot amount is 17 million euros, and the maximum is limited to a value in 190 million.

When the maximum value of the Jackpot is reached, its amount does not increase from one draw to another., but all side winnings increase significantly, as a result of which participation in the lottery becomes more profitable.

Furthermore, according to the new rule, introduced in September 2017, in case the maximum possible value of the Dec-pot has been reached, and no one won it during 5 circulation, then the amount will be distributed among the winners of the next category in order.

All prizes are allocated 50% of money, received from the sale of tickets. And if you think, that the rest after taxes are taken by the lottery organizers, then you are very wrong. The thing is, that they leave for themselves a very modest share - only 0,5%. The rest of the money goes to the following purposes:

• 28% - for charity;
• 12% - to the state budget;
• 5% - for the costs of distributing lotteries;
• 4,5% - operating costs.

If you appreciated the altruism of the organizers of this lottery and were imbued with the desire to participate in it, then first we advise you to familiarize yourself with its rules.

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