Everyone dreams of winning the lottery. But with a 14 million to one chance of winning the UK Lottery jackpot that’s usually all it is – a dream.
However, some players have learnt a way to rapidly improve their odds of winning using maths and statistics. Lottery syndicates are often promoted as a way to increase a player’s likelihood of landing a cash prize. Groups of friends or workplaces will often enter into syndicates together and there are even online syndicates available.
Players usually believe that syndicates improve their chances of winning because as a group you can purchase a higher volume of tickets. As a single player with just one ticket you only have a single chance of winning, but as a group who purchases 20 tickets you have a 20 in 14 million chance of winning, right?
This is actually a common misconception. Statistically speaking your chances of winning the lottery are not improved by buying more tickets. You may have 20 tickets, but each of those 20 tickets still only has a 14 million to 1 chance of earning you a life changing sum of money.
The way to ‘cheat’ the lottery as a syndicate actually has nothing to do with how many tickets you buy, but the numbers you choose to put on those tickets. A system called ‘wheeling’ has been a successful practise used by syndicates for years and is one that is surprisingly simple to learn.
The UK Lottery allows players to choose six main numbers and one bonus ball. However, by employing the wheeling system, players can actually choose more numbers for the draw. So for example, if a syndicate chooses to play eight numbers, they will then purchase 20 tickets that have different combinations of those eight numbers.
The wheeling system ensures that if you correctly guess three winning numbers you will have multiple winning tickets, which will increase your chances of winning a significant sum of money.
Not only does wheeling allow syndicates to win a consistent amount of smaller prizes, but it also dramatically improves the chances of winning the ever alluring jackpot. By using the wheeling method players dramatically reduce their odds of winning the jackpot, from 14 million to one to 500,000 to one. The chances of winning will further improve the more members there are in a syndicate and the more syndicates a player participates in.