To illustrate this point, let’s say an average lottery player spends $5 per week on Powerball tickets. That’s $20 each month or $240 spent on lottery tickets every year. This person buys lottery tickets every month of every year for 25 years, as my grandfather did throughout his adult life. The amount spent on lottery tickets over a lifetime is $6,000, which surely could have been put to better use. Instead, that $6,000 disappeared, and never won any jackpot big enough to cover the player’s expenses.
Some time back we conducted a study on so-called lucky lottery numbers by looking at the results of seven different lotteries from all around the world; the UK National Lottery, the Canadian Lottery, the German 6/49 Lottery, The Spanish La Primitiva Lottery, the South African National Lottery, the Polish Lotto and the Greek Lotto. Our analysis showed that the most common number of them all was "33" and the least common of all 49 numbers was unlucky number "13".     
That said there are plenty of ways to increase your chances of winning by tilting the odds in your favour. With that in mind we've compiled seven sure-fire ways of increasing your chances. Forget positive thinking, so-called laws of attraction or any of that sort of stuff. There's nothing mystical here, rather a set of strategies which stand up to scientific rigour.

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Buying lottery tickets is not an efficient way to increase your personal wealth. For those of you who still think you can beat the odds, there actually is a strategy. The single surefire way to win money from playing the Powerball lottery is to buy 39 tickets, each one hand-picked to contain one of the unique Powerball numbers between 1 and 39. You are then guaranteed to at least win the $3 prize. Sure, it may have cost you $39, but this is one way to “win” the lottery.
Pick 3 & Pick 4: Daily at 9:59 p.m., except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. There are no Louisiana-based drawings on Christmas Day or Easter. Drawings for the multistate games, Powerball and Mega Millions, will be conducted should Christmas fall on a draw day. Tickets must be purchased by 9:00 p.m. on the draw date for Powerball and Mega Millions, and by 9:30 p.m. on the draw date for Pick 3, Pick 4, Lotto and Easy 5 to be eligible for that drawing.

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Though playing the lottery is a game of chance, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a method for choosing your lottery numbers. Of course, there's no perfect method for choosing winning lottery numbers, but there are several ways that you can do it. You can take a scientific or mathematical approach, gamble and choose randomly, follow your gut. Experiment with a few different ways. You never know. You might get lucky.
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