With last week’s Powerball jackpot jumping to a colossal $1.6 billion, everyone wants to play, including some people who could really use the cash.
If you want a shot at this, you’re in luck.
Here’s a brief guide on how to go about winning, according to David Becker, director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada Las Vegas:
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The lottery has plenty of competition, so the chances of winning are slim. That said, there are plenty of ways to boost your chances.
For starters, buy a ticket. You don’t have to be a professional gambler to do so. In fact, if you don’t want to gamble, don’t play at all.
If you can resist playing, you’ll at least have a shot at picking a winning number, says Katherine Connell, a spokeswoman for the California Lottery.
Play the numbers
Everyone wants to know the exact numbers to play. The lottery notes on its website that Powerball is unique in that its sixth, seventh, and eighth numbers — the “Powerball” — have no equal.
Players can pick six numbers — one of which has a one-in-292 million chances of being chosen.
The Powerball website also lists Powerball Select, which lets players choose five numbers — one of which has a one-in-460 million chances of being chosen. The chances of winning one of those are 1 in 10,000.
There are plenty of apps that let you play the lottery. A popular one is Mega Millions. California Lottery has an app called Lotto Heads, and Lucky for Life is another popular app for the lotto.
There are plenty more apps to choose from, as well as a desktop and mobile versions of the Powerball and Mega Millions.
Most jackpots are drawn during the day when most people aren’t working. And, most people are home — at least when it’s time for the drawing. If you play the night before, though, you’ll have a better chance of playing.