There are ways you can increase your odds of winning the lottery!

The odds of winning the lottery once in your lifetime are one in 14 million. So I think defying those odds twice is pretty incredible. And it does happen!

I’d like to introduce you to Melhig Melhig, the Winnipeg man who has a double name, and just won the lottery twice in five months! This past month, he bought a ticket that won him $2-million. In April, he walked away with a cool $1.5-million off a lottery jackpot.

THIS IS SUPER UNLIKELY! To put it in perspective for you:

  • Your odds of being struck by lightning twice are about 1 in a million.
  • Your odds of being hit by a meteorite are 1 in 1.6-million.
  • Your odds of getting attacked by a shark are 1 in almost 4-million.
  • Your odds of being a left-handed person who dies from using a right-handed product incorrectly are 1 in 4.4-million.
  • Your odds of having identical quadruplets are slightly higher than winning the lottery; 1 in 15-million.

Let’s all let this sink in… and wonder what in the world Melhig is doing right to win the lottery twice? There’s got to be a trick, right? Well, I scoured the internet, looking for ways to increase your odds of a big jackpot! (SIDENOTE: I take no responsibility if you actually use these tips and don’t win the lottery! They’re probably about as useful as a lucky rabbit’s foot!)

  • There are actually certain numbers that are more likely to come up: The most likely numbers to pop up in the lottery are 23, 40, 44, 38, 30, and 33. (In that order.)
  • If you buy your ticket at a certain time, you’re more likely to win: Apparently, you’re statistically more likely to win a jackpot if you wait until Friday evening to buy your ticket.
  • Where you live matters: Out of all the provinces, you are most likely to win the lottery if you live in Nova Scotia, on a per-capita basis.
  • Leave it up to fate: It turns out that you are more likely to win if you don’t pick your own numbers, but just take whatever numbers are given to you.
  • Just buy a bunch of tickets: Honestly, you could just buy enough lottery tickets to cover all possible number combinations. It would only cost you like $30-million.

So keep that in mind; tonight’s Lotto Max jackpot is like $55-million. And if these tips somehow help you win, remember me when you’re deciding what to do with your cash!

(SIDENOTE: But, also, information for those who might like gambling too much is available here.)

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