Illinois Lucky Day Lotto 5/45 Tips
About Illinois Lucky Day Lotto Game
Illinois Lucky Day Lotto 5/45 increased numbers from 5/39 in July 2014. Lucky Day Lotto was formerly Illinois Little Lotto before the name changed in 2012. This pick 5 game in Illinois had the distinction of having the lowest odds pick-5 lotto game in the USA until the number field was increased from 30 to 39 numbers on February 25, 2004. This game is still easier to win than many, but it is significantly more difficult than it was.
To play Illinois Lucky Day Lotto, choose five numbers from 1-45. Lucky Day Lotto tickets cost $1 each. Drawings are held seven days a week, twice per day (since June 2013), but you don't have to play every game. If you have a "lucky" set of numbers you want to play every drawing, don't worry that they will hit if you are not in every single drawing.
The Lucky Day Lotto in Illinois is a jackpot driven game with fixed prize payouts for two ($1), three ($10), and four ($100) numbers. Jackpot wins, starting at $100,000 are pari-mutuel (split among the winners). If there are no winners, the jackpot rolls over, increasing in size until it is won.
The odds of winning the jackpot in the new Lucky Day Lotto IL game are one in 1,221,759, which is still an odds bargain compared to the jackpot odds of one in 20,358,520 of winning Illinois Lotto 6/52; the jackpot odds of one in 292 million of winning Powerball; or the jackpot odds of one in 259 million of winning Mega Millions.
Gail Howard's Illinois Lucky Day Lotto Winners
Gail Howard's lottery strategies and systems have already produced at least SIX documented Illinois Lucky Day Lotto jackpot wins! Though these lottery wins ocurred before the game increased its number format and changed names, this game still has a lot of potential. Read the stories of previous Illinois Little Lotto winners below and see how they used Gail Howard's lottery wheels and lotto tips to win.
- J.B.'s Illinois Little Lotto Win
- Thomas E. Nelson's Second Illinois Little Lotto Win
- Thomas E. Nelson's First Illinois Little Lotto Win
- Bob Ebert Wins Illinois Little Lotto
- Mark Kern's Illinois Little Lotto Win
- Richard Shepardson Wins the Illinois Little Lotto Jackpot
You can become the next Illinois Lucky Day Lotto Winner who won with Gail Howard's systems and strategies!
Solutions to Help You Pick the Right Numbers
Below are free lotto tips to help you play the game smarter and win the lottery, taken from Gail Howard's lotto book, Lottery Master Guide. This is just a sample, and the book explains all of Smart Luck's successful methods of number selection in great detail with examples of patterns shown throughout. It is a great starting place for any lotto player.ADD TO CART
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Lotto Wheeling Systems to help you win
In addition to number selection strategies, you should take advantage of wheeling your lotto numbers to improve your odds. You can quickly and easily wheel pick-5 lotto numbers using the Balanced Wheels in the Wheel Five Gold lottery software. You get a minimum win guarantee with every wheel!ADD TO CART
Lottery Strategies to Help You Win Illinois Lucky Day Lotto 5/45
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 200 different lotto games worldwide, with histories going back as far as 1955, we have verified the following incredibly simple rule:
That which is LEAST POSSIBLE happens LEAST OFTEN.
The key to Smart Luck'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 Illinois Lucky Day Lotto 5/45
ODD-EVEN LOTTO NUMBER TIPS
When you select your Illinois Lucky Day Lotto numbers, try to have a relatively even mix of odd and even numbers. All odd numbers or all even numbers are rarely drawn, occurring less than 2 percent of the time. The best mix is to have 3/2 or 2/3 which means three odd and two even, or two odd and three even. One of these two patterns will occur in 66 percent of the drawings.
HIGH-LOW LOTTO NUMBER TIPS
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 45-number game like IL Lucky Day Lotto, numbers 1 to 22 would be in the low half, and numbers 23 to 45 would be in the high half. All high numbers or all low numbers are rarely drawn, occurring only 3 percent of the time. The best mix is to have 3/2 or 2/3 which means three high and two low, or two high and three low. One of these two patterns will occur in 64 percent of the drawings.
LOTTERY NUMBER GROUP STRATEGIES
Look at a list of past winning numbers for Illinois Lucky Day Lotto, and you'll see, more often than not, that one or more of the number groups is not represented. For example, in the combination 5-8-14-17-32, 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.
LOTTERY GAMES SKIPPED STRATEGIES
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.)
LOTTO NUMBER SUM ADVICE - PLAY A BALANCED GAME®
After you choose five numbers you want to play, add them together and make sure that the sum of the five numbers adds up to somewhere between 86 and 144. Sums that fall within that range will account for over 70 percent of all lottery jackpots won.
REPEAT HITS LOTTERY TIPS
In Lucky Day Lotto, on average, one lottery number will be a repeat hit from the last drawing every other drawing or 51 percent of the time.
HOT NUMBER LOTTERY SECRETS
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 79 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 5.
COLD NUMBER LOTTERY SECRETS
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
POOL YOUR WAY TO LOTTO RICHES
Several of the 107 Lotto jackpots won with Smart Luck 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.
How to Get Lucky in Lotto
CASH IN ON THE LUCK OF OTHERS
When you form a Lotto pool, your group is also pooling its aggregate luck. A jackpot could happen because of the luck just one member brings to your 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.
CASH IN ON A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
No one should play games of chance 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.
USE BALANCED WHEEL® SYSTEMS
Balanced Wheeling® Systems allow you to bet a large group of numbers (more than 5), 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. For the best way to win Illinois Lucky Day Lotto, wheel less than 27 numbers of the 45 total in the game. Otherwise, you'll be spending MORE money chasing a SMALLER guaranteed prize. You benefit more by wheeling a carefully selected group of lotto numbers.
THE BEST WAY TO WHEEL ALL THE LOTTO NUMBERS IN YOUR GAME
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 Smart Luck'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 our lottery winners, too. And when you win a Lucky Day Lotto jackpot with Smart Luck 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, we 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.
AVOID NUMBER COMBINATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN DRAWN BEFORE
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 Day Lotto, with fourteen drawings a week, a set of five numbers has a chance of being drawn once every 1,674 years. This should also answer the question we are so often asked, "Shouldn't I keep playing the same set of numbers every week because they are due to hit sometime?"
AVOID BETTING FIVE CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS
Even four consecutive numbers is a very rare occurrence that, in most Lotto games, has never happened once.
AVOID BETTING ONE LOTTO NUMBER GROUP
Never choose all five numbers from one number group, such as all single digits, or all teens, or all 20's, etc. All five winning numbers drawn from one group is highly unlikely.
AVOID THE COMBINATION 1-2-3-4-5
The most popular set of numbers most often played is: 1-2-3-4-5. 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, and even if it did, the winnings would be ridiculously low after the jackpot was split among all the winners.
AVOID PATTERN BETTING
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.
AVOID NUMBER MULTIPLES
Other popular combinations that get heavy play are the number multiples, especially 5-10-15-20-25 and 7-14-21-28-35.
AVOID ALL SAME LAST DIGITS
Many people like to play same last digits, such as 4-14-24-34, or all digits that end in seven, or some other favorite lucky lottery number. Even 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.
AVOID LOW NUMBER COMBINATIONS
The majority of Lotto players like to play the calendar numbers, such as birth dates and anniversaries—and their children's ages. This means that the most heavily played numbers are 1 through 31. Lucky Day Lotto Illinois 545 has 45 numbers. If you play only the calendar numbers, you might be sharing your jackpot with dozens of other winners. It's not to say that you shouldn't play your personal numbers if you feel these lucky numbers are good to play. But we recommend that you include a couple of high numbers so that just in case your numbers do hit, you win a prize that's worth something.
NIX LOTTO QUICK PICKS
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 we 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. Smart Luck strategies show you how to understand and use historical data. Advantage Gold 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 Gold 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 Illinois lottery software and books to use for Illinois Lucky Day Lotto. Also see the references on the right side of this page: products to use for Illinois Lucky Day Lotto, many articles for more info on understanding lottery strategy and the concepts of lotto wheeling, Illinois lottery winner stories, links to our free wheels for Illinois Lucky Day, and more!
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Number Selection Lotto Software
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More Help for Which Products to Buy for Illinois Lucky Day Lotto:
- Best Lottery Software and Books for Illinois
- Lottery Products Guide Explains Overview of Types of Books and Software
Illinois Lucky Day Lotto WinnersQuite a few Gail Howard lottery winners have won IL Lucky Day Lotto. See their stories:
J.B.- Illinois Little Lotto First Prize Winner
Thomas E. Nelson's Second Illinois Little Lotto Win
Thomas E. Nelson's - Illinois Little Lotto Winner
Bob Ebert - IL Little Lotto Jackpot Winner
Mark Kern - Illinois Little Lotto Winner
Richard Shepardson - IL Little Lottery Winner
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