Welcome to Smart Luck News Blog

Welcome to Smart Luck News Blog

Lottery Expert Gail Howard was the pioneer of scientific lottery strategy in the USA, internationally recognized as the creator of the most successful lottery systems used in the world: Smart Luck.

SmartLuck, Inc. is excited to bring you our new Lottery Blog. We hope you will find it a fun and easy way to be the first to know about:

  • lotto game changes
  • high jackpots, lottery winner stories, and other lottery news
  • insider tips and free strategies for winning the lottery
  • update notices for our software and books
  • and more!

Canada Max (Lotto/Western/Quebec) GAME CHANGES

Canada has made changes to their LOTTO MAX games. Lotto Max, Quebec Max, and Western Max have added another number to the format. Numbers will be drawn from a range of 1-50. Drawings will now be twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The maximum LOTTO MAX jackpot will increase to $70 million! Additional MAXMILLIONS draws will continue to kick in once the jackpot reaches $50 million. Two new prize categories (5 of 7 +Bonus and 4 of 7 +Bonus) will be added. The price of LOTTO MAX tickets will remain the same.

We have made new game files to reflect the updated number format. Note that you will need to download the new files, as the old ones will no longer be updated – they cannot accept numbers greater than 49 without file property changes. If you use Favorites in Lottery Updater, you will need to go to change your favorites to select the new files.

Game Change Stats

Powerball File Changes – Sorting Numbers

We have changed the Powerball .slh file in order to add the numbers in draw order. This was due to a request by some customers. It is one of the only game files that we have available in draw order. However, not everyone wants the numbers in draw order, so we have also added a new feature in Advantage Gold that will work for the new Powerball file.

Sorting Powerball numbers in Advantage Gold .SLH file

  1. To see the drawings in sorted order:
    • Right click and select “Show Draws Sorted”.
    • Uncheck it to see the draws back in order drawn.
  2. To force the setting to be checked whenever this file is loaded:
    Click File | Preferences | Other, then check Auto select “Show Sorted” on Startup.
    This will force the file to show sorted when it is loaded but keeps the original order on the disk copy so you could always still see the information in order drawn by un-checking.
  3. To change your copy of the file to sorted only:
    • Click File | SLH Properties, or click the hammer icon then
    • Check Autosort Drawings
    • If you want to remove the ballsets, check No Ballsets
    • Click SAVE and click YES.
      This makes the file on the disk the same as what you see. The only way to get back the order drawn would be to download the file again from our web site.

NOTE: This ability requires Advantage Gold release 4.0.1.141 or newer. Previous releases prevented saving changes to history files in the demo version.

FOR ADVANTAGE PLUS ONLY USERS:

If you do not own Advantage Gold, install it from our web site, then use it in Demo Mode. #3 above will work to get the file in the sorted low to high format.

Wisconsin All or Nothing NEW GAME

Wisconsin has started a new lotto game, All or Nothing. This game awards a $100,000 jackpot for matching all 11 winning numbers, or for matching none of them! Choose 11 from 1-22 to play the game.

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England Set for Life NEW GAME

England has started a new game called Set for Life, which is a pick-5 + pick-1 Powerball type lottery. Set For Life costs £1.50 to play and Set For Life Draws take place on Mondays and Thursdays. To play the game, choose 5 numbers from 1-47 and one number from 1-10.

The odds of winning the Set for Life jackpot are 1 in 15,339,390. The prize for hitting all 5 main numbers and the Life Ball is £10,000 Every month for 30 years.

Game Stats

Republic of South Africa Daily Lotto NEW GAME

Republic of South Africa has started a new lottery game called Daily Lotto on March 10, 2019. This is a pick-5 game where you choose 5 numbers from 1-36 to play. Drawings are held daily!

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Kentucky Quick Bucks NEW GAME

The Kentucky Quick Bucks new lotto game began on 2/24/2019. This game is a bit different in that the order that the numbers are drawn matters for the top prize. For this reason, we have made a special case for this game file and it is saved in drawn number order instead of sorted, so you can see if you won.

Each Kentucky’s Quick Bucks play costs $1. To play the game, you choose four numbers from 1-31 and one Kentucky Ball number from 1-5. The computer will assign the order of your four numbers on your ticket. Match winning numbers in exact order or any order. Select the Wheel Bet to play all 5 Kentucky Balls with your four numbers for 5 chances to win and a guaranteed minimum prize of $2. The Wheel Bet costs $5.

The odds of winning the Quick Bucks jackpot are one in 3,775,800. That means matching all 4 numbers in exact order, as well as getting the KY ball correct. The prize for this is up to $50,000. If you miss the KY ball, your prize is only $1,000 for 4 winning numbers in the right order. And if you get all 4 numbers plus the KY ball, but don’t have them in the right order, you win $100.

Game Stats

Florida Jackpot Triple Play NEW GAME

Florida Jackpot Triple Play 6/46 is Florida’s newest pick-6 Lotto game which replaced the old Lucky Money game in February 2019. Because you get 3 plays for a dollar, they claim the odds per ticket are one in 3,122,273. (Florida Fantasy 5 is a much better bet.) You choose six numbers from 1 to 46 to play and there are no bonus or powerball numbers drawn in this game. A second and third set of numbers will be automatically generated for you to give you your triple play. For an extra chance to win up to $10,000 by combining winning number matches from all three sets of numbers, pick the Combo box for $1 more. Drawings are held twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The jackpot starts at $500,000 and can roll over to up to $2 million if there isn’t a jackpot winner. Once the jackpot reaches $2 million, and there is no jackpot winner, the excess money in the jackpot prize pool rolls down and increases the payouts on all of the lower-tier prize levels each drawing until the jackpot is won.

New Game Stats

Florida Lucky Money GAME ENDED

Florida Lucky Money game has ended.

The final Lucky Money drawing was held January 29th. The game is being replaced by Florida Jackpot Triple Play, a new pick-6 game to start in February.

Game Stats

  • Lottery State: Florida
  • Name of Game: Lucky Money
  • Game Format: 4/47
  • Change: Game Ended!
  • Date Started: January 29, 2019

North Carolina Cash 5 GAME CHANGE

North Carolina Cash 5 is making some changes. The game is adding 2 numbers to become a 5/43 game and will remain $1 to play. The jackpot will double from $50,000 to 100,000. The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot will increase to 1 in 962, 598.
The overall odds of winning a prize will be 1 in 10.51.

Game Change Stats

Largest Jackpot Ever: Mega Millions at $1.6 BILLION!

Mega Millions Jackpot up to $1.6 BILLION!

Still no Mega Millions winners??? Yet another rollover, and this jackpot is now in all-time world record territory! The next Mega Millions jackpot is estimated at $1,600,000,000 dollars for next Tuesday, October 23rd. This is the largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and it will be the largest jackpot prize of any game ever. The cash out option for this prize is $904 million! You could almost be a billionaire immediately with this jackpot (before taxes of course)!

Improve Your Odds at Winning Mega Millions – Free Tips!

Mega Millions is clearly not an easy game to win thanks to the odds of over one in 302 million, but you can’t win at all unless you buy a ticket! With the stakes this high, it’s worth giving it a shot. A jackpot this insanely large is worth spending a couple of bucks at least, but skip the Quick Picks.

To play the game smarter, use our Smart Luck strategy and wheeling to improve your odds of winning Mega Millions prizes (that’s right – you can win more than one prize!). We even have FREE Mega Millions balanced wheels that can help you trap more numbers on your tickets.

Free Tips for How to Win Mega Millions!

Our free tips are just the beginning to using lotto number selection strategy to win more prizes. Our Advantage Gold software includes dozens of charts to help you track the trends and trap more winning numbers.

More about Advantage Gold lottery software

Match More Mega Millions Prizes – Free Mega Millions Lotto Wheel!

Smart Luck offers several pick-5 Balanced Wheels for FREE that you can use for any pick-5 game, including Mega Millions! Balanced Wheels give you more bang for your buck and dramatically improve your chances of winning lotto prizes. They are the most important tools lottery players can take advantage of to get immediate odds improvement. These lottery systems allow you to choose a large group of lotto numbers which are placed in a scientifically determined lotto pattern on your bet slips to give you a specific win guarantee. And it’s easy, because the work is done for you! Just match your numbers to the boxes.
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Powerball Jackpot up to $620 Million!

In related news, the Powerball jackpot has also been rolling over, and is up to $620 million for Wednesday’s drawing. Powerball holds the current world record for the largest jackpot prize ever, when it reached $1,586,000,000 (more than 1.5 BILLION dollars!) on January 13, 2016. Of course, this record is about to be broken by Mega Millions very soon! That prize was split by 3 winning tickets. Powerball also holds the record for the largest jackpot won by a single ticket, which was $758.7 million on August 23, 2017.

Free Tips for How to Win Powerball!