14 Tips to Increase your Bonus Ball 34 and Powerball 10 Odds

14 Tips to Increase your Bonus Ball 34 and Powerball 10 Odds
14 Tips to Increase your Bonus Ball 34 and Powerball 10 Odds

For many, the odds of winning the lottery are astronomical. Some people feel the chances of winning are so slim that it is not worth trying. The problem is that the amount that can be won by playing the lottery is so high that it becomes difficult to ignore it completely.

The cost of the tickets is so small, and the payout is so large that taking a chance is worth trying. Here are the tips to increase the odds of the lottery.

Instead of depending on luck alone to win a prize in the lottery, it is better to try to find some ways to increase your chances of winning when playing the lottery.

If a few tips are followed, increasing the odds of winning in the Bonus Ball 34 and Powerball 10 games offered in New Zealand is possible.

How to play Bonus Ball

How to Play
How to Play

The first way to increase the chances of winning is to play the game. If you do not take a chance, you cannot win. The Bonus Ball and Powerball games are add-ons to the New Zealand Lotto game.

You must first play the lotto game to play either of these games. The Lotto game involves picking 6 balls numbered from 1 to 40. A seventh ball is also drawn from the group. That seventh ball is the bonus ball.

The Powerball comes from a second machine with balls numbered 1 to 10. The Powerball is drawn after the other 7 balls have been drawn.

What does it take to win?

What does it Take to Win - increase odds of lottery
What does it Take to Win?

There are 5 tiers for winning when you play the Lotto, Bonus Ball, and Powerball games. The odds of winning each one are:

  • 3 Lotto numbers plus the Bonus Ball and Powerball – 1 in 3,635
  • 4 Lotto numbers plus the Powerball – 1 in 4.846
  • 4 Lotto numbers plus the Bonus Ball and Powerball – 1 in 77,543
  • 6 Lotto numbers plus the Powerball 1 in 193,858
  • 5 Lotto numbers, plus the Bonus Ball and the Powerball – 1 in 6,397,300
  • 6 Lotto numbers plus the Powerball – 1 in 38,383,800

14 Tips to Increase the odds

Increasing the Odds
Increasing the Odds

Winning the lottery is everyone’s dream, even without having a single lucky number to trust. There are some basic strategies that you should use to improve your chances of winning.

Play smartly, following the right strategies and playing multiple lottery games. Winning is not sure, but you can still have so much fun playing, hoping to hear your numbers called.

1. Choose a variety of numbers available in the lottery

Most people play common numbers, for instance, their birth or anniversary date. Selecting those “lucky” numbers limits your potential to win as many lotteries have higher numbers other players tend to ignore.

But in that, you have the option of only 12 months and 31 days you can pick from! It is better to pick a mixed package of low and high numbers instead of a few close together.

2. Purchase a single ticket if you’re looking to get started playing

Purchase a single ticket if you’re looking to get started playing
Purchase a single ticket if you’re looking to get started playing

It is all about having a single ticket to play. Although considering its worth, you can always buy more. The extra tickets often do not significantly increase your odds of winning.

Your chance of winning is so low on the most popular games, so you don’t need to go out of your way to spend lots of money playing. Setting aside a part of your budget for tickets is always better when you have some money to spare.

3. Select Randon numbers without following a pattern

If you wish to develop a clever number system, you have better odds of a potential winner. As lotteries pull from a range of numbers, those patterns are not likely to show up on the winning ticket.

Rather, it comes up with a range of numbers you like. You’re on the right track if they look random on paper.

4. Pick fast if you’re uncertain about what numbers to play

Pick fast if you’re uncertain about what numbers to play
Pick fast if you’re unsure about what numbers to play

Quick picks are mostly not a good idea, but they can work as a starting point when new to a game. With a quick pick, the lottery machine selects numbers for you. Many people win this way, although the odds aren’t any different than when you pick your numbers.

5. Play the same numbers each time you buy a ticket

Mostly, your first ticket doesn’t win you any money. The next time you go back to buy a ticket, you find it tempting to switch to “luckier” numbers, but don’t do it! The odds of you predicting the winning numbers in a game are very low. It’s better to stick to the same numbers if they appear.

6. Play weekly if you have a monthly budget for a ticket

Play weekly if you have a monthly budget for a ticket
Play weekly if you have a monthly budget for a ticket

You can’t win if you don’t play more often! As winning is all about luck, you better increase your chances by getting in the game as often as possible. Many lotteries draw every week. Purchase a ticket before each new drawing to give yourself a shot at the jackpot.

7. Join a lottery group to purchase multiple tickets as a group

Organize a group at your society, office, school, church, or anywhere else you can find people ready to play. In a pool, everyone who joins agrees to buy at least one ticket.

If someone wins, they split the money evenly with everyone else in the group. Based on how many people join the pool, you could accumulate a bunch of tickets without spending a lot of your own money.

8. Play less often if you wish to chase a big jackpot

Play less often if you wish to chase a big jackpot
Play less often if you wish to chase a big jackpot

Instead of getting a ticket for every drawing, save up to play for the big prize. If you’re accustomed to playing a game weekly, you could set aside your money until the payout grows.

That way, you can have fun without spending more than you normally would. The extra tickets bump up your chances of winning very slightly.

9. Spend in smaller lottery games with fewer numbers to select from

When the jackpot accumulates the world’s biggest lotteries, most people forget about the smaller games. These games often have better odds and more often pay out.

Look for games that pick from smaller numbers or fewer balls. As the back draw, these games pay less in prize money than the most popular games.

10. Purchase scratchcards for a quicker and simpler way to play

Purchase scratchcards for a quicker and simpler way to play
Purchase scratchcards for a quicker and simpler way to play

Many regional lotteries usually scratch-off games. These cards are instant, with better odds of awarding money than big lottery drawings. That means the payouts tend to be very low, but you could still win a big cash prize if you’re lucky.

Scratchcards are quick and easy to access. Most lottery commissions have several different games to play. You could get cheap cards or play pricier games with bigger prizes.

11. Check your tickets for alternative ways to win

Everyone vies for the jackpot, but many lottery games offer smaller prizes. It’s better to check out the rules of the game. They are typically posted on your ticket or the lottery’s website. Don’t assume you lost until you have had a chance to double-check your ticket.

12. Choose a wide range from the numbers available in the lottery

Choose a wide range from the numbers available in the lottery
Choose a wide range from the numbers available in the lottery

Most people play common numbers like their birth or anniversary date. Picking those “lucky” numbers limits your ability to win since many lotteries include higher numbers other players tend to ignore.

There are only 12 months and 31 days to pick from! You’re better off picking a mixed bag of low and high numbers instead of a few close together.

For example, a Mega Millions ticket starts with 5 numbers between 1 and 70. You might play 1, 15, 36, 48, and 63. It is a unique ticket that not many people are likely to pick.

Think of the odds as well. Many people go for numbers that seem meaningful. Even if you win, you might have to share the prize with them.

There are some strategies that people claim will increase the odds. Picking a range of numbers is important. It is good to have a mix of even and odd numbers. It would be best if you also had a combination of high and low numbers.

When you look at the winning number combinations, you will find that if you choose 3 even and two odd numbers or 3 odd and 2 even numbers, you will be using a strategy that has worked nearly 70% of the time.

A second thing to do is add up all the numbers you choose for the lotto. They should add between 86 and 144 for the best chance to win. People win jackpots more than 70% of the time.

You can choose the history of numbers to help increase the odds. At least one of the numbers from the last drawing will repeat on the next drawing. The Powerball can also fall into a pattern. Studying past results can help you recognize patterns that will increase your chances of winning the big jackpot.

13. Don’t destroy your ticket!

Even lottery tickets with a partial match can pay out a prize of as much as $1 million. As per estimation, about one in every 25 tickets will win $1 million, $50,000, $100, $7, or $4.

14. Power Play can increase your prize

Power Play can increase your prize
Power Play can increase your prize

When you buy a $2 Powerball ticket, you can pay an extra dollar to get a “Power Play” add-on.

If you opt for it, and your ticket qualifies for one of the non-jackpot prizes, you get to multiply it.

Matching the five white-ball numbers qualifies for a $1 million prize, which doubles to $2 million if it’s a Power Play ticket.

Even non-jackpot winnings can be multiplied by the Power Play number picked during the drawing, which is either 2, 3, 4, or 5.

Not all winners can be winners.

If you hit the jackpot, keep it quiet until you have a game plan. Lottery officials and experts recommend assembling a team of financial experts before claiming your prize.

And if you don’t want to be thrust into the spotlight or get hit up for cash, try to stay anonymous. A few states don’t release the names of lottery winners. Otherwise, a winner could create a trust to claim the prize to stay under the radar.

Bhumika Mishra

Bhumika is a vivacious young writer from Auckland, with a fresh perspective on today's digital landscape. Combining her passion for storytelling with her love for cutting-edge technology, she delivers compelling content that captivates and informs readers.