How long have you been playing the lotto in hopes to win the coveted fortune that millions of other people hope to get? Has it been years and still, you haven’t won anything? What if we told you that you’re probably placing your bets wrong and is why you haven’t had much luck? It’s true. Most people have found better fortune playing the lottery after they’ve learned to increase their chances at every draw. It may not be a guaranteed way to win the jackpot for 4D Lotto, but it’s sure better to get to play it knowing you have better odds than the rest of the bettors.

4D Lotto is like any other lottery games, it’s a game of chance, but more importantly, it’s a game of math. With about 10,000 possible combinations that can be drawn each game, you won’t win it blindly unless you bet on all 10,000 number groupings. But who has that kind of money to burn? After all, the whole point of betting on the lottery is winning money and not losing everything you have in you account. 

So what can you do to raise your luck? Here are a few tips and tricks that you can use to your advantage:

Stay away from consecutive numbers

Sure, it’s possible for consecutive numbers to be drawn. But you’ll have to realize that those draw combinations rarely come out. So if you’re planning to play blind, you might as well stay away from this pattern. Instead of increasing your luck, you’ll end up sinking them further. Think of this as similar to setting your bank pin; you wouldn’t set it to 1-2-3-4 or 5-6-7-8, right? You’ll actually have better chances if you do so in reverse than if you would the normal chronology.

Check on previous draws and take note of the results 

Many people don’t check previous results and end up betting on a combination that has already been drawn. This is not something that you should forget to do especially when you want to increase your odds of getting the best possible combination to play. And while you’re trying to sort through all the numbers that were drawn in the past, try and spot patterns and recurring numbers. This will help you eliminate certain patterns and digits that will less likely be drawn anytime in the future. Remember that any combination will not likely come out again within such a short period. 

Follow the rule of 7s 

This is a bit of a trick that involves a little math. Your combination should fall to a total that is divisible by 7. A combination with this total is drawn more commonly than you think. If let’s say you decide to use 6-2-9-4, that totals to 21. And that will give you stronger chance of getting a winning combination. Of course, it will be difficult to find a series of numbers that will total to exactly anything that’s divisible by 7. So if your total is above or below the ideal number, see to it that you keep it only by 1 or 2 off the mark. Anything that’s more than that has a small chance of getting drawn.

Don’t be a purist 

It’s tempting to just pick a row and bet on all the same numbers from the sheet. But doing so is not exactly a sane choice. There’s a very rare occurrence for a uniform set of numbers to be drawn at any given time. This may further decrease your chances of getting a shot at winning. If you’re having doubts, think of it this way, how many times have you ever seen a draw result with 0-0-0-0 or 5-5-5-5? Sure, it’s possible, after all, it’s still part of all the 10,000 possible combinations that can be drawn, but the chances are very slim. So, do yourself some good and skip out on this idea.

Join a Betting Pool

Like you, there are countless other people who’d like to hit it big with 4D Lotto. And there are many groups that pool all their money together so they can increase their chances. How it works is fairly simple: let’s say each person wants to spend RM 10 to play, but that may only be enough for a single ticket. And that means you’ll only have a 1:10000 chance to win. But what if there are 10 people that wants to play, each of you having a different combination in mind. You will then pool together your money that will amount to a total of RM 100, you get 10 tickets and 10 number combinations. So that means you’ll be able to increase your chances of winning tenfold. And if your stars align, you win the pot of, say, RM 10,000. You’ll need to split the pot 10 ways so each of the players in the pool will have their fair share. 

Some betting pools have more than 10 people in it, thereby increasing their chances further to win the jackpot. Of course, with this strategy, you increase your chance to win, but you’ll also need to split the prize with as many people in the group. But, think of it this way, a little winning is still better than zero, right?

Practice Numerology

Most people who bet on 4D Lotto would use significant dates as their lucky combination. There’s nothing wrong with this idea and it’s perfectly acceptable, but know that there are thousands of people who’ll have the same combination you’re planning to play. So if you’re looking for a possible win with minimal chances of sharing the pot with many others, it would be better if you can play with your numbers and apply a bit of math to change it up. Let’s say your significant date is 12-06, what you can do is to reverse the order so it becomes 6-0-2-1. Using dates in a straightforward manner will limit you to low numbers at the beginning and the first three will only be stuck between the numbers 0 through 3.