For the benefit of those who aren’t familiar with the term, a Lucky Dip is a randomly generated lottery entry. Instead of the player choosing their own numbers, software running on the lottery terminal automatically selects numbers on the player’s behalf.
The actual odds of you winning a jackpot using a Lucky Dip are exactly the same as when you choose lottery numbers for yourself, but there are other advantages that arguably give Lucky Dip players a clear edge…
The first advantage is that Lucky Dip entries really are random. Whereas many other players will be using birthdays, hot numbers and cold numbers to choose their numbers, you will be relying on nothing more than a random number generator. That means you will be less likely to have to share a lottery jackpot if your numbers come up than those who follow a well-known list of hot and cold numbers.
Some lottery players like to spend hours studying statistics and frequency tables in order to try and pick the numbers that have the best chance of winning. Whilst those people are free to spend their free time doing whatever they like, their extensive study doesn’t change their odds of winning one iota. Buying a Lucky Dip gives you just as much chance of winning as a statistical enthusiast, and you only need to invest a minute of your time to buy one!
People who choose their own lottery numbers often have to queue for several minutes – and sometimes longer – so that they can complete their play slip manually before presenting it to their lottery retailer. Conversely, someone who plays Lucky Dip numbers can go directly to the retailer and ask for a Lucky Dip ticket. Even better, those who buy lottery tickets online can obtain all the Lucky Dip entries they need at the click of a mouse!
Buying Lucky Dip tickets also prevents you from getting superstitious about having to play certain sets of numbers repeatedly. Although there are a few people who have played the same numbers for years and eventually won a jackpot, there are far more Lucky Dip jackpot winners, so superstition really doesn’t pay.
Whichever way you choose your lottery numbers, you need to be extremely lucky to hit the lottery jackpot, so why not just accept that fact and buy a Lucky Dip ticket to start with? If you get lucky and become a multi-millionaire then that’s great; but if you don’t then at least you won’t have wasted any time or energy picking lottery numbers of your own!