New data has revealed the winner in an aspect of the battle of the sexes you may not have previously pondered - who is more likely to win the lottery.
According to winning data from Australian operator, The Lottery Office, men are 29 per cent more likely to hit the jackpot than women, with nearly half of all men who bought tickets reported to have successfully won at least one game.
“Overall, males made up seven of our top 10 most successful players over the last three years – not forgetting, of course, that our biggest ever winner was male, taking home $1,656,020 in July,” said the Lottery Office CEO, Jaclyn Wood.
The Lottery Office is a gaming company that allows Aussie punters to have a stake in big overseas lotteries.
When Australians purchase a ticket in Lottery Office products, the company purchases a matching ticket in the overseas draw.
“If the customer wins, we pay them the exact amount of the winnings we collect from the overseas lottery ticket,” explained Ms Wood.
Ahead of $625 million USA Power Lotto, Ms Wood has suggested some winning strategies for ladies who are looking to improve their luck.
Winning strategies for women to improve their luck
“For more chances to win, players can select lotto syndicates, lotto systems or simply come back and trying again,” said Ms Wood.
The USA Power Lotto draw is still yet to be won, having rolled over 31 times to a staggering $625 million for this Sunday’s draw, while the USA Mega Lotto is now at $554 million for Saturday’s draw.
The combined jackpot comes in at an eye-watering $1.2 billion, giving Aussies more chances to take home a slice of the winning pie.
Ms Wood went on to say that the multiplier feature can make a huge difference to the total winnings.
“Players don’t have to win [the] first division to walk away with a huge lottery prize. If they select the Multiplier feature, their non-jackpot wins can be multiplied up to 10 times, making their division two and three prizes huge,” she said.
Could birthday luck increase your chance of a lotto win?
It’s not only a battle of the sexes when it comes to lottery winners, but a battle of the... birthdays.
Earlier this month, The Lottery Office announced the luckiest birthday month following an extensive review of player data.
The data, which comprised Australian winners of the overseas lotteries the Lottery Office had bought tickets in over the past two years, revealed that people born in September were more likely to hit the jackpot.
The stats also showed that September babies were 17 per cent more likely on average to take home a minimum of $1,000 when they enter the draw.
This means that as the USA Power Lotto continues to climb, Libras and Virgos may want to put their numbers in.
Ms Wood said the organisation is excited to see if this statistic will be repeated as the next numbers are drawn.
“We were fortunate enough to provide Australia’s largest lotto pay-out from a local online provider last month and we are keen for our September-born players to up the ante,” she said.
Ms Wood also recommended a number of strategies for players to boost their odds, including playing Lotto Systems, so you can choose more numbers and increase your chances.
A full list of current lotteries and their jackpots is available on The Lottery Office website.
If gambling is a problem for you go to Gambling Help Online or call 1800 858 858.
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