With the growing popularity of playing lotteries, you want to be careful where you buy tickets online. There are scams out there run by slimy people that wish to steal your hard earned cash. This is where people often make their mistake.

Things to look for in a lottery website

Be sure the site you are buying tickets from is an authorized site. This will be easy to find out doing a simple Google search. Once you find a trust worthy site, be sure it has a variety of games because this gives you more options. Be sure the site has your favorite lottery games, which might be Powerball or Mega Millions.

If you want to win a big jackpot, play games like Powerball, Mega Millions, or even EuroMillions. If you want even greater chances at winning those huge jackpots, you can join a syndicate online, or a lottery online pool. The right syndicate can increase your chances of winning by 733 percent because syndicates have a large amount of players all sharing a chance to win big. They play many number combinations increasing everyone's chances.

Picking lottery numbers

You should be clever about which numbers you pick. There is no need to pick people's birthdays because those numbers don't have greater odds of being drawn. Also by limiting yourself to people's birthdays you limit yourself to 31 or less, and the lottery online most always has a mix of high and low numbers.

A popular strategy is to look at past draws and find the hot and cold numbers. Hot numbers are those numbers that have been drawn more times than the average numbers, and cold numbers are those numbers that have not been drawn as often as the average numbers. The trick is to pick numbers that will remain hot. One of the best ways to do this is to find numbers that are cold, but just started coming up often. Sometimes it helps to draw a graph for the cold numbers. Find the middle point, and see how far below that middle point the cold number falls. The father it falls, then the more times it will have to be drawn in short burst to balance out. Watch for it to drop as low as it is going to do, and then as it begins to climb back up, starting choosing that number.

Play safe

Check the rules on the website for the game you are playing. You want to be sure you can't be disqualified. It would be a bummer to win and find out you can't cash in. Keep your receipt until the draw has taken place, just in case you need it to claim your prize. That's pretty much it, good luck.