Lotteries
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Ever dreamed of sailing away on your dream yacht, travelling the world or simply buying a house in central London? Most of us would need to win the lottery to do that, which is probably why lotteries are so popular and why the prices are higher, as more people buy tickets.

But as more people buy more tickets, the chances of winning the jackpot are obviously more than slim. Your chances to win the jackpot of £2m ($2.8m) in the National Lottery with a £2 ticket, for example, are estimated at one in 45 million.

Online gambling company MrGamez.com has claimed it has found the best ways to boost your lottery chances. Plus, if you are a loyal player, you can check whether you would have won the lottery in the past years if you had played with your usual numbers.

Via its Lotto Results Calculator, you can check how much you could have won if you had always played and checked your numbers.

Mr Gamez also claims to have the top tips for you to enhance your lottery chances. It advises "ordinary people" not to use birthday numbers, because they do not seem too lucky, unless you're a politician. The gambling website claims that David Cameron, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill, John Major and Neville Chamberlin would have won £3,659,316 if they had played their birthday numbers.

These are the best tips MrGamez came up with to boost your Lotto chances.

1. Don't play with the same numbers

The probability of the six numbers coming up are the same every week. Use the tool to test your numbers. It takes your six numbers and runs them past every draw since the lottery began. Would your "lucky numbers" ever have won a jackpot?

2. Buy a ticket in Romford

1,238 adults in Romford have won a prize of more than £50,000 since the lottery began.

3. Don't use the most common numbers

According to the tool we built, the most common numbers (according to the lottery) would have only historically won £1,685.

4. Don't think playing with 1 2 3 4 5 and 6 is a stupid idea

They have the same odds of winning as any combination. Also if you played with these numbers every week since the lottery began, you would have won £1,575. That's right, only £100 less than the most common numbers.

5. The most overdue numbers mean nothing

Lottery balls don't have schedules. The odds are the same. Interestingly the current most overdue numbers (45, 49, 7, 24, 20, 3) historically would only have won you £640.

6. Don't play with birthdays, unless you are a politian

The lottery now has 59 balls, by playing with birthdays you alienate 28 numbers. However Politicians have the luckiest numbers. David Cameron, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill, John Major and Neville Chamberlin would have won £3,659,316 based on their birthdays.