Having the right pattern in playing the Mega Millions lotto, having the right winning strategy and learning how to play the odds will surely raise a person’s chances of winning. Before picking out a number, it is important that the person have to understand the following:

• How Unlikely Saturday Are the Numbers? A Saturday is the day any lottery game is drawn twice a week, this is roughly the equivalent of Virginia in the Southern states. An odd of 75% to 80% of the time the winning numbers do appear on a Saturday.
• Winning Numbers Are Hard to Come By. The longer a person plays, the more likely it is that he or she would lose to the numbers. Reading the format of the play slip, the player should pick a number ranging somewhere between 1 and 31. This is because the Super number or Mega Plus ball is drawn in the last four spots and the two Lucky numbers are drawn in the last five spots.
• Winning Odds Are Better Than Winning Dollars. Numbers in Mega Millions have equal odds of 1 to 16,365,711,536 (16.7 million to be exact). These odds are much better than the Georgia Cash 3 and Pick 3 lottery odds that each game has. The Cash 3 odds range from 1 to 1,000,000 while the Pick 3 odds range from 1 to 50,000.
• If the player wants to boost the odds of winning, he or she can try to pick all even or all odd numbers. The odds of choosing all even or all odd numbers are 1 in 33380. Continuing the trend, the all even numbers have a slim chance of winning the game while all odd numbers have a slim chance of winning as well.
• Another way of securing the odds in Mega Millions is to do a research on the number of people that had won the lottery in the past. The number of winners that the game has, usually ranks high in being a good number to choose.
• Here is a tip, you can also use a strategy that ranks low in probability. Checking the last two drawings for the particular number. It is said that randomly picking a number between 1 and 31 is very close to the actual odds.
• If you are very religious about the number of lottery games that you can play, you can chose to play mega millions lottery only once a day. The ratio is one in three hundred thousand chances that you get a jackpot in this way.
• The other lottery game that is very similar to mega millions is the lottery games that are drawn twice daily called Lucky 7 and additional daily multi draw or Power ball.
• If you are a number freak and you would like to study the probability of it, you can have a closer look at the Mega Millions number trends to get the idea.
• The number recommended in the above game patterns is 19. This is because the ratio of odd to even numbers is about 70% of the total numbers.

You can have a closer look at the results of the past jackpot winners and the winning number combinations to get an idea on the next possible winning number combinations. It is suggested to avoid the game patterns that are having most number of combinations.