Most big lotteries draw twice a week. If you’re like most people, you probably buy a ticket for each draw. But did you ever stop to think that it might be better to play the lottery on a certain day? Did you ever think that it might be worth your while to play on just one specific day and not the other? So, what is the best day of the week to play the lottery? Read on to find out the answer.
Let’s say that a lottery draws twice a week, on every Wednesday and every Saturday. I’ll tell you right now that it is better to play it on the Wednesday rather than the Saturday. Why? Are your odds of winning better on the Wednesday? No, that’s not it. The reason is that more people play the lottery on the weekend rather than on a weekday. What does this mean? It means that if you happen to win the jackpot on a Saturday, you are more likely to have to split the jackpot with other winners. That means less prize money for you.
So, it is always better to play the lottery mid-week than on the weekend. If you play on every draw, a good strategy for you, all other things being equal, would be to take the money that you would spend for the two draws and use it to play double the amount of tickets mid-week and zero tickets on the weekend. It won’t increase your odds, but it is more likely to get you a bigger prize if you do happen to win the jackpot.