Usually, when you think of lottery games, you think of numbered balls being drawn at random. That is the case with the majority of games, but some lotteries try to be different. California Lottery is one such example. They have a lotto game that is totally unique and it is called Daily Derby.
Daily Derby is a mock horse racing game. To play the game, you pick which horses in a mock race will finish first, second, and third. As well, you pick the winning time for the horse that comes in first. The winning time could be anywhere between 1 minute, forty seconds to 1 minute, 49.99 seconds. Of course, no actual race takes place. Instead, California Lottery will randomly choose the results. You win the grand prize if you correctly choose the trifecta (pick the winning positions of the three horses) and correctly choose the winning time of the horse that places first. The grand prize could be anywhere from tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The odds of winning the grand prize are 1-in-1.32-million. Those are pretty good odds for winning a lottery jackpot!
Daily Derby also offers lower tiered prizes. You can win prizes for correctly choosing the trifecta (minus the winning time), correctly picking the first two positions, correctly picking just the first position, and correctly picking just the winning time.
What I love most about this game is the fact that it is different and unique. It is based on a form of popular entertainment, horse racing, and turned into a lotto game. It is truly an innovative product from California Lottery.
So if you live in the state of California, be sure to try the unique Daily Derby lotto game. It costs $2 to play and the odds of winning are pretty good. You could also win some great prizes.
If you live in the state of Texas, Texas Lottery provides you with many types of lotto games to bet on. But which ones are the best to place your bet with? It all depends on what you are looking for. There are two types of bettors and, depending on which one you are, each type should have a different game preference.
The first type of bettor is one that wants to win as much as possible. He dreams of the good life and wants to win a massive jackpot. If this is you, you’d want to bet on Mega Millions. Mega Millions is a multi-state lotto game and has massive jackpots, sometimes even reaching the $100 million mark. Texas Lottery subscribes to Mega Millions. The jackpots are huge, but so are the odds. The odds of winning Mega Millions are approximately 1-in-175-million.
The second type of bettor is one that wants to win something, anything; it doesn’t have to be a massive jackpot, just enough to make a financial difference in his life. This type of better prefers games with better odds, even if it means lower jackpots. If this is you, you should bet on Texas Two Step. Texas Two Step Plays every Monday and Thursday. The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1-in-1.8-million, which is much better than the Mega Millions odds. The jackpots start at $200,000 and increase if there are no winners.
Texas Lottery also offers instant scratch lottery games like Super Set For Life, Summer Spectacular, $75,000 Casino, Bust The Bank, Big Money Bingo, Loteria, and more. The games offer various odds of winning and cost anywhere from $2 to $20. Analyze the prize and odds prior to making your bet.
Take 5 is one of the New York lottery games where you can easily win big bucks with just a few investments. It has the best odds of all the lottery draw games. All you have to do is bet on five numbers from 1 to 39. You can bet on your own combination by filling in the corresponding squares on the play card or you can let the QuickPick machine do the selection for you. You can play for a minimum of $1 per game or up to $5 on the 5-game play card.
The winning combination is drawn via live telecast every 11:21 PM on WABC channel 7. Half of the total sales for the day are allocated to the prize money, so the jackpot accumulates until someone hits it. The largest Take 5 jackpot so far was $825,960.00.
Being a game of chance that it is, increasing your chances in winning the Take 5 lottery is pure logic. Avoid selecting all even or odd numbers because they are less likely to get drawn. Mixture of odd and even numbers has approximately 66% chances of occurring. Also mix the high and low numbers, the low being the numbers 1 to 20 and the high, 21 to 39. Having at 3 highs and 2 lows or 3 lows and 2 highs are 64% more likely to be drawn.
It is also not logical to bet on numbers from one number group. It is very unlikely that a draw would have all single digits, teens, 20’s or 30’s. The same goes with multiples like 2 4 6 8 10 or 3 6 9 12 15 and consecutive numbers like 35 36 37 38 39 or 1 2 3 4 5. A combination having the same last digits like 2 12 22 32 has less than 1% of being drawn.
Winning this lottery game would also entail a little research on its history. Knowing the past winning combinations will give you a hint on the best numbers to bet on. It is proven that numbers that appeared on the last 10 games will have 79% of appearing on the next draw. And numbers that rarely appeared within the last 70 games are worth chasing.
To have a higher likelihood of winning, you may also need to do a simple math. Add up your combination, and make sure that the sum is between 70 and 130. 70% of the time, the total for the winning combination is within that range.
The New York Take 5 is just like any lottery. It is a game of chance. And just like any other game, you can always have that chance on your side if you are diligent enough to analyze how it is played. The odd in winning in this game is 1 in 575,757. It may be a tremendous odd for you. But if you were to think about it, it is best odd in any of the other New York lottery games.