There are innumerable strategies and methods to choose lottery numbers that are peddled on the internet chat rooms and discussion forums. Irish Lottery is no exception to this rule. Lottery enthusiasts prowl the internet to find the perfect method that will enable them to lay their hands on the coveted jackpot that will change their lives forever. Choosing Irish lottery numbers seems easier than most other lotteries. However, Irish lottery lovers and regular players must be aware of a few general strategies that will help them to play lottery in a more rational and methodical manner. Having said this there is no single strategy that will guarantee a jackpot unless you try to buy all the possible combinations from 1 – 45. This strategy will need millions of euros and the effort required to implement this strategy would put even the most complex logistical exercise to shame.
However, there are a few ideas that you can use to play any lottery to improve your odds. The obvious strategy is to buy more tickets. If you buy more tickets your chances of winning the jackpot rises proportionally to the number of tickets you buy. The odds of getting the Irish lottery numbers right with one ticket is 1 in 8,145,060. So, if you buy 50 tickets your odds of winning the jackpot goes up to 50 in 8,145,060. if you are going to play any other lotto 649 your odds of winning with one ticket is 1 in 13,983,816 and the odds of winning the EuroMillion jackpot with one ticket is 1 in 76,275,360. As you can see from the odds just mentioned, you stand a greater chance of winning the Irish lottery than any other lottery in Europe. In short play the game which offers the best odds instead of going for the largest jackpot. The larger jackpots are large because there are frequent rollovers. Hence choosing to play the Irish lottery seems a sensible option.
Now let us see how we can minimize the risk and still improve the odds without having to pay a fortune buying 50 tickets of Irish lottery. The best strategy in such a situation is to make group of ten people, each buying a set of five tickets with predetermined Irish lottery numbers. This small syndicate will ensure that even if one of the members gets lucky the entire group will benefit.
Consider the jackpot size before playing. The odds of winning remain the same irrespective of the size of the jackpot. However, playing the game based on jackpot size is fraught with danger it is advisable to play the game which has better odds even if the jackpot is smaller.
Last but not the least, check the lottery tickets carefully to see if all the Irish lottery numbers chosen by you have featured on the ticket. Check the results and claim your prize as soon as you can. There have been instances when jackpot winners have had to forfeit their fortune for not claiming the prize within the stipulated time.