Connecticut Lucky 4 Life Strategies

The Connecticut Lucky 4 Life 4/39 + 1/39 game ended on March 8, 2012. Connecticut Lucky 4 Life 4/39 + 1/39 started on April 2, 2009. To play this lotto game, (for a $2 ticket), mark 4 (Green Ball) numbers between 1 and 39 in the "Pick 4" section. Then, choose one more number 1-39 from the "Pick 1" section as your (Gold/yellow) Lucky Ball number. Drawings are held twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.

To hit the jackpot, you must match the 4 main numbers and the lucky ball. The odds of winning the Lucky for Life game are 1 in 3,207,789. The Lucky 4 Life lotto jackpot is paid weekly at $2000 a week (or less, if there are multiple winners). Lucky-4-Life's top prize is guaranteed to be paid to winners for a minimum of 20 years ($2,086,000 minimum). There are also seven other ways to win Lucky 4 Life besides the jackpot, and prizes range from $4 to $10,000. The overall odds of winning a Connecticut Lucky for Life prize are 1 in 14.4.

Below are some free lotto tips to help you learn how to play the Lucky for Life game smarter, but Gail Howard's lotto book, Lottery Master Guide, explains all of Gail Howard's successful methods of number selection in great detail with examples of patterns shown throughout. Advantage Plus software makes all the charts for this game; and the Wheeling Software to use is Wheel Four Gold (wheel the main 4 numbers and mark the Lucky ball separately on your ticket).

Gail Howard's Lottery Strategies to Help You Win Connecticut Lucky 4 Life

Treat the four main green balls as you would any pick-4 game. Wheel them using the Balanced Wheels® in the Wheel Four Gold software. Do not wheel the Gold Lucky Ball. The Lucky Ball number is marked on a separate set of 39 numbers on your bet slip. (If you use the Advantage Plus software, when pressing Alt-B you can see all the charts for the four green balls; or see all the charts for the Gold Lucky Ball by itself. Or see all the charts for all five balls together (which Gail Howard does not recommend).

Here are a few lottery tips on number selection from Gail Howard's lotto strategy book, Lottery Master Guide, which have been customized for this specific game: Connecticut Lucky 4 Life. (Additional best tools for this game.)

Lottery numbers are randomly drawn. But randomly drawn numbers form patterns that can be tracked and used to our advantage. Having carefully analyzed all the drawings in past lotto results of more than 190 different lotto games worldwide, with histories going back as far as 1955, Gail Howard has verified the following incredibly simple rule:

That which is MOST POSSIBLE happens MOST OFTEN.
That which is LEAST POSSIBLE happens LEAST OFTEN.

The key to Gail Howard's successful lotto number selection methods is playing the probabilities. If you play a pattern that occurs only five percent of the time, you can expect that pattern to lose 95 percent of the time, giving you no chance to win 95 percent of the time. So, don't buck the probabilities.

How to WIN Connecticut Lucky 4 Life


When you select your Lucky for Life Lotto numbers, try to have a relatively even mix of odd and even numbers. All odd numbers or all even numbers are rarely drawn. The best mix is to have 3/1, 2/2, or 1/3 which means three odd and one even, two odd and two even, or one odd and three even. About 90 percent of all drawings in Lucky for Life have had a mixture of odd and even numbers.


Winning numbers are usually spread across the entire number field. If we take a number field and cut it in half, we have the low half and the high half. In a 39-number game like Lucky 4 Life, numbers 1 to 19 would be in the low half, and numbers 20 to 39 would be in the high half. All high numbers or all low numbers are rarely drawn. It is better to have a mixture of low and high numbers. The best mix is to have 3/1, 2/2, or 1/3 which means three high and one low, two high and two low, or one high and three low. One of these 3 patterns has occurred in about 90 percent of the drawings for Lucky for Life.


Look at a list of past winning numbers for the Lucky 4 Life game you play, and you'll see, more often than not, that one or more of the number groups is not represented. For example, in the combination 5-8-14-35, there are no 20's. Tracking and studying Number Groups can help you decide which group to omit and which group to give extra heavy play.


List the number of games skipped (games out) since the last hit (win) for each of the winning numbers during the last five games. Then mark the number of times each skip occurred. If any skip from 0 to 5 did not occur, play the Lotto numbers that are out that many games. (Help working with lotto games skipped.)


After you choose the four main lucky numbers you want to play, add them together and make sure that the sum of the four numbers adds up to somewhere between 58 and 105. Sums that fall within that range (the Most Probable Range of Sums) will account for over 70 percent of all lottery jackpots won.


In CT Lucky 4 Life, on average, at least one lottery number will be a repeat hit from the last drawing about 47 percent of the time.


Numbers that have been out (losers) for four games or less account for about half of the winning numbers. Losing numbers that have been out for seven games or less account for about two-thirds of all the winning numbers. Numbers out ten games or less account for 78 percent of the winning numbers. This tells us that hot numbers are more likely to hit, but don't forget to include at least one long shot in your group of 4.


It is difficult to know when a cold number will end a long losing streak. If you play a number every drawing because you think it is due, you could be chasing it for many months. (Number 45 in New York Lotto sat out 100 drawings before it finally hit.) Although, when a number has been out for 70 games or so, it might be worth chasing.

Lottery Pools and Lottery Syndicates


Several of the 106 Lotto jackpots won with Gail Howard's lottery systems were won by groups of people who pooled their money. Sharing the ticket cost with others stretches your Lotto budget. By playing with a group, you can afford to buy more lottery tickets—and play larger wheeling systems—than you could (or should) by yourself. Draw up an agreement and have the members of your pool sign it.

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When you form a Lucky for Life pool, your group is also pooling its aggregate luck. A jackpot could happen because of the luck just one member brings to your lotto pool. Select your partners carefully. Share your luck with winners, not losers. Avoid negative people. Not only are they unlucky, but they dampen enthusiasm and drain energy from others. You want to enhance your own luck, not dilute its strength. One quick way to tell winners from losers is simply to ask them: "Do you think you are a lucky person?" Many people quickly admit, "I'm unlucky. I never win anything." They won't bring good luck to your group either.


No one should play games of chance like lotto out of desperation because they need the winnings. The needy have a greater fear of losing the hard-earned money they gamble with. It is just one of life's dirty tricks that the very fear of losing blocks the winning forces. Thoughts are charged with energy, especially when triggered by emotion. Fear attracts exactly that which one fears. A strong desire for a goal that is charged with positive energy, attracts a positive response, especially when every effort is made to attain that goal.

Lottery Wheels


Balanced Wheel® Systems allow you to bet a large group of numbers (more than 4), play scientific combinations of that group of numbers, and get a specific minimum win guarantee. Balanced Wheels® force all the winning numbers that are in your group to come together to give you at least one prize if some or all of the winning numbers are in your chosen group.

It's true that the more numbers you wheel, the easier it is to trap the winning numbers in your chosen group. But to get the most leverage for your money, the optimum number of numbers to wheel is not more than four or five numbers over HALF the numbers in your game, which means your best bet for winning is to wheel 25 or less numbers in this 39 number Lucky-4-Life game. Otherwise, you'll be spending MORE money chasing a SMALLER guaranteed prize. You benefit more by wheeling a carefully selected group of numbers.


Any one wheeling system that covers ALL the numbers in the game is too spread out, making the win guarantee not worth the wager. There are smart ways to wheel all the numbers in the game by using Trap-by-Overlap and other wheeling strategies covered on pages 137 to 142 in the Lottery Master Guide.

Most of Gail Howard's lottery winners used a Balanced Wheel® in addition to her Smart Luck® number selection methods. You can use a FREE interactive Balanced Wheel® System that won multiple jackpots. Read about Gail Howard's lottery winners, too. And when you win a jackpot with Gail Howard's lotto systems, tell us about it so you can be added to Gail Howard's growing list of winners. If you don't want your name publicized, Gail Howard will honor that.

Save Money by Knowing Lotto Numbers to Avoid

Lotto players who select their lottery numbers thoughtlessly or foolishly are destined to lose even before the drawing takes place. By knowing which number combinations and patterns to avoid, you'll have an advantage over such players—and save money, too.


Many players like to bet the numbers that have won someone else a big jackpot, and by doing so, they are almost guaranteed NOT to win one themselves. In Lucky 4 Life, with two drawings a week, a set of four numbers plus the Lucky Ball has a chance of being drawn once every 30,844 years!!! This should also answer the question Gail Howard is so often asked, "Shouldn't I keep playing the same set of numbers every week because they are due to hit sometime?"


Three consecutive numbers has only occured about 5 percent of the time in this game, and four consecutive numbers is a very rare occurrence that, in most Lotto games, has never happened once.


Never choose all your numbers from one number group, such as all single digits, or all teens, or all 20's, etc. All winning numbers drawn from one group is highly unlikely.


The most popular set of numbers most often played is: 1-2-3-4. Thousands of tickets are bought with this combination every drawing. The selection is too far out of balance to come up in a random drawing.


Pattern betting is an even more popular method of marking bet slips. Patterns of numbers marked in a row to make a straight line, either across the bet slip vertically or diagonally get heavy play—which means sharing the prize with others if the numbers are drawn as winners. Other designs such as patterns of initials or numbers or crosses also get heavy play.


Other popular combinations that get heavy play are the number multiples, especially 5-10-15-20 and 7-14-21-28.


Many people like to play same last digits, such as 3-13-23-33, or all digits that end in seven, or some other favorite lucky lottery number. Four same last digits occur in less than two-tenths of one percent of all drawings. Winning sets of numbers with no more than one repeated last digit represent nearly 90 percent of all drawings.


Quick Picks are used by lazy people who want to be in the action without putting any effort into winning. When you read articles about jackpot winners, it appears as though they all used either Quick Picks, birth dates, or their children's ages. The vast majority of people do play that way. If the majority of tickets sold are Quick Picks, then it makes sense that the majority of jackpots won should be won with Quick Picks. However, when you see the actual statistics, as Gail Howard did, you'll find that you have a better chance of winning by picking numbers randomly out of a hat than by using Quick Picks.

In Lotto, the Trend is Your Friend

The shortest, easiest way to search for lotto numbers that have the greatest probability of winning is to track the trends. Gail Howard's Smart Luck strategies show you how to understand and use historical data. Advantage Plus is the best lotto strategy software which has a vast assortment of charts and reports that allow you to examine your lotto numbers in an infinite variety of ways. Advantage Plus teaches you to understand and use historical data.

Win with Lotto Software and Books

See all Smart Luck lottery software and lotto books or the full lottery product guide and list of best lottery software and books for Connecticut to use for Connecticut Lucky 4 Life or other lotteries in Connecticut.

Good Luck with Gail Howard's Smart Luck®.

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