There are several lottery variations that have been develop through the years, but the most popular and classic version is known as Lotto and is played in almost all the countries in the world with minor chances. Lotto is basically a game of chance and it doesn’t require any special skills, which makes it very accessible.
Lottery rules are really simple. Lottery players have to buy a ticket from an authorized lottery dealer and select the numbers. In most lottery versions players are required to select six numbers by marking them on the ticket although they can also purchase a ticket with a computer generated sequence of random numbers. The price of each ticket varies depending on the country, but usually they are not expensive.
Lottery draws generally take place once or twice a week and winning numbers are selected through a ball dropper that provides the six-number combination. In order to win the lottery jackpot, a lottery player must have all six winning numbers on his ticket, no matter the order of the numbers.
In case more than one player has the winning lottery numbers on their tickets, the lottery jackpot is divided among all winners. If none wins, the jackpot will be moved for the next lottery draw. The more players that take part in a lottery game the bigger the jackpot for that game will be.
If a lottery player does not have the six numbers but has two, three or other combinations, he can win free lottery tickets and/or small cash prizes, depending on the game variation. Players should check all the winning combinations before playing lottery so as to be sure about the prizes they can win.
When it comes to choosing the numbers to put in the lottery ticket, each player has his own method. Some players choose the ticket with the randomly generated numbers so as to avoid choosing the numbers themselves. Other players prefer to select their own numbers based on dreams, special dates, car plates, etc. Many lottery players follow the same set of numbers for weeks and even for years.
There isn’t a strategy to win at lotto since the outcome of a lottery draw strictly depends on chance. Numbers are randomly chosen during each draw and there is no exact way of predicting which numbers will be drawn. The only thing a lottery player can do is trust his good luck.