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Why Lotto Quick Picks Make the Best Choice
When it comes to choosing a lottery selection, most players tend to go for their favourite numbers. Birthdays, patterns and number sequences are also very popular. But we are going to explain just why these numbers are not such a good idea and what a positive influence a Quick Pick may have on your lottery luck.
QuickPicks: A Chance to Profit
When you take the quick pick or random option you save a lot of time. After all, you don’t have to waste time thinking about which lottery numbers to pick or try to remember your niece’s birthday. Time also plays a special role if you feel the sudden urge to try the lotto just before the draw takes place. It's good to know that you can submit your quick pick online just before the deadline; it’s very easy and takes just a few seconds!
However, the biggest advantage of the Quick Pick is really that it is entirely random, as a random number generator will choose the (hopefully) lucky numbers for you. All you have to do is enjoy the draw and hope that your numbers come up.
Tips for Success
How can I win the lottery? That's what millions of Lotto fans around the world ask every week. Some people analyse lottery statistics from front to back, while others swear by horoscopes and various lucky charms. Do these lotto strategies really help? The fact is that lotteries are based on the principle of randomness, which means that all the numbers that are in the lottery drum have an equal chance of being drawn.
The odds of winning the jackpot in the Irish Lotto are a little under 11 million to one. Not so bad when compared to the chances of winning EuroMillions, which gives you odds of about 140 million to one. While these odds can be daunting, those lotteries keep paying out millions upon millions in jackpot prizes. Very often we hear winners’ stories of players who managed to hit the jackpot with a random quick pick. Why not you try it yourself and see if it leads to success?
If you are not yet convinced of the benefits of a quick pick, we have some tips for you to make the most out of your potential lucky numbers.
Pleasure Shared is Pleasure Halved!
If you are chasing a lottery jackpot, you should completely steer clear of those numbers that are likely to be chosen by other people. If you really are right with your lucky numbers, you will very probably end up having to share your profit with a whole lot of like-minded people.
So that means you need to stay away from patterns and commonly selected ‘lucky’ numbers! No matter how nice they look on the bet-slip, you should stay away from them. Every man and his dog has the habit of selecting birthdays when picking lotteries, which is why it is not a good tactic. Our tip: always choose at least some numbers higher than 31 to set yourself apart from the crowd. We also advise against statistically frequently picked numbers, such as 3, 7, 9 and 19. If these numbers come out in the lottery draw, it is very likely that a lot of people will have selected them, meaning that the prize will have to be divided many ways.
Of course, you can also try exactly the opposite. The numbers 14, 15, 20, 22, 29, 35, 36, 42, 43 and 45 are among the most unpopular numbers selected as lottery picks (often because of superstition). Choosing these is not a bad option, we have to say, although maybe by writing them down here we have let the cat out of the bag!
The Luck of the Draw
Although choosing unpopular numbers is a worthwhile tactic, we still like the strategy of trusting to luck and going for the QuickPick option. If you also decide to let random chance decide your numbers for you, then use the Quick+1 button on the top right of your Irish Lotto page and the numbers will be chosen arbitrarily for you. If fortune is shining in your direction and you hit the jackpot, there’s a better chance that you won’t have to share your windfall with a whole lot of people. Whether you decide to share with your loved ones or not is up to you! We wish you lots of success in the next draw!