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Lotto Jackpot Biggest Since June!

Lotto Jackpot Biggest Since June!
Updated: Monday 23rd July 2018

The Lotto jackpot this Saturday 9 September is expected to be worth a massive £16.9 million, thanks to a sixth consecutive rollover occurring in the midweek draw. That makes the jackpot in the coming game the biggest since June, and players everywhere are thinking about ways of increasing their chances of landing the life-changing prize.

The most obvious way for a player to improve their odds of winning the £16.9 million jackpot this Saturday is to buy more tickets. Entering two lines of numbers will effectively double the chances of winning, buying ten lines of numbers will increase the chances of success tenfold, and so on. 

Anyone who wants to take the ‘buy more tickets’ approach can either choose their own numbers or enter random selections by choosing Lucky Dip entries or making use of our free Lotto Number Generator. Our Lotto Statistics page may also prove useful, as it highlights how every number has fared since the game began. For example, it tells us that the most overdue numbers right now are 48, 22, 31, 37, 03 and 15, whilst the most common Lotto numbers are 41, 52, 14, 54, 34 and 16.

Whilst buying more tickets is the most obvious way to improve the odds of winning a prize (every entry has a 1 in 9.3 chance of winning some kind of prize) the downside is that this approach can be more expensive than many players would like. It is for that reason that a growing number of shrewd lottery enthusiasts are choosing to join lottery syndicates, which allow them to increase their chances of success by sharing the cost of entries – and any prize that those entries win – with others.

If you get together with nine other friends and you each buy a ticket, you will all collectively have ten chances to win. Land a jackpot of £16.9 million, for example, and you could then share that prize equally, giving you £1.69 million each.

Playing as part of a syndicate can be done in one of two ways. The first, but most time consuming, is to form a syndicate of your own by identifying other players who would like to play as a group, establishing syndicate rules, agreeing on who will be responsible for purchasing tickets and checking the results, and so on.

The second, and by far the easiest alternative, is to join an existing syndicate. If you are fortunate enough to already know of a syndicate (such as one that is running at your place of work) then you could make enquiries about joining that, otherwise you could join an online syndicate and enjoy the benefits of having a better chance of winning with no more effort than it takes to buy a single ticket.

With an estimated £16.9 million up for grabs in the Lotto game this Saturday, we believe that now would be a great time for anyone who is interested in the syndicate approach to give it a try. Choose your syndicate today to give yourself a chance of winning big this weekend, and good luck! 

Published: Thursday 7th September 2017

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