How to Win Montana Big Sky Bonus 4/28 + 1/28

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Big Sky Bonus Stats

  • Odds: 1 in 20,475
  • Jackpot: Minimum $2,000
  • Pick Size: Pick-4 + Pick-1
  • Where to Play: Montana
  • How to Play: Choose 4 numbers from 1-28 and 1 number from 28
  • Price: $2
  • Drawings: Daily
  • How to Win: Match all 4 winning numbers and the bonus number
  • Official Website: Montana Lottery
  • Advantage Gold History File: MT0428.slh

About Montana Big Sky Bonus Lotto Game

Montana Big Sky Bonus lotto game is the newest game in the state. It started on April 3, 2016, replacing the former Montana 10 Spot Keno game. Big Sky Bonus is a 4/28 + 1/28 Powerball-type lotto game so you choose 4 numbers from one pool of 28 and choose one bonus from a separate pool of 28 numbers. The drawings are held every night.

The odds of winning the Big Sky Bonus jackpot are one in 20,475. Although the jackpot is very low, starting at just $2,000, it will roll over if there are no winners. The odds to win Montana Big Sky Bonus are very good considering your other options in Montana including Mega Millions with odds of one in 302,575,350 or Powerball which has astronomical odds of one in 292 million.

Lottery Strategies to Help You Win Montana Big Sky Bonus

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 MOST POSSIBLE happens MOST OFTEN.
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.

Free Lotto Tips

8 Easy Lotto Number Tips
to Help You Win Big Sky Bonus

1

ODD-EVEN LOTTO NUMBER TIPS

When you select your Montana Big Sky Bonus 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.

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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 285-number game like Montana Big Sky Bonus, numbers 1 to 14 would be in the low half, and numbers 15 to 28 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.

3

LOTTERY NUMBER GROUP STRATEGIES

Look at a list of past winning numbers for the Montana Big Sky Bonus 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.

4

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.)

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LOTTO NUMBER SUM ADVICE - PLAY A BALANCED GAME®

After you choose the four main numbers you want to play, add them together and make sure that the sum of the four numbers adds up to somewhere between 42 and 74. Sums that fall within that range will account for over 70 percent of all lottery jackpots won.

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REPEAT HITS LOTTERY TIPS

In Montana Big Sky Bonus, on average, one lottery number will be a repeat hit from the last drawing every other drawing or 53 percent of the time.

7

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 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.

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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.

8 Simple Things to Avoid
So You Save Money When Playing Lotto

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.

1

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 Montana Big Sky Bonus, with seven drawings a week, a set of four numbers plus the Bonus has a chance of being drawn once every 56 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?"

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AVOID BETTING ALL CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS

Even four consecutive numbers is a very rare occurrence that, in most Lotto games, has never happened once.

3

AVOID BETTING ONE LOTTO NUMBER GROUP

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.

4

AVOID THE COMBINATION 1-2-3-4

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. Even if it did win, you would be splitting the prize with too many people.

5

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.

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AVOID NUMBER MULTIPLES

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

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AVOID ALL SAME LAST DIGITS

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. 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.

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NIX LOTTO QUICK PICKS

Quick Picks are used by people who don't want to put 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.

How to Find Winning Lotto Numbers

Lottery Master Guide

Strategy Book

The free lottery strategies to help you play the game smarter and win the lottery found here are from Gail Howard's lotto book, Lottery Master Guide. The book explains all of Smart Luck's successful tips for number selection in great detail with examples of patterns shown throughout. It is a great starting place for any lotto player.

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Advantage Gold

Strategy Software

Advantage Gold is the best lotto strategy software which teaches you to understand and use historical data. A vast assortment of charts and reports allow you to examine your lotto numbers in an infinite variety of ways.

Advantage Gold software makes all the charts for this game, to automate the process of choosing the best numbers to play.

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Lottery Wheels

After you use number selection strategies to choose a group of numbers that are best to play, the best way to win more prizes is to use a wheeling system to group the numbers into sets of tickets to buy. Our Balanced Wheels have minimum win guarantees!

USE BALANCED WHEEL® SYSTEMS

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 is to wheel 19 or less numbers in this 28 number Montana Big Sky Bonus game. Otherwise, you'll be spending MORE money chasing a SMALLER guaranteed prize. You benefit more by wheeling a carefully selected group of 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 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.

Lottery Wheels Can Beat Lotto Odds

Wheel Four Gold

Treat the four main balls as you would any pick-4 game. Wheel them using the Balanced Wheels in the Wheel Four Gold lottery software. Do not wheel the Bonus Ball. The bonus number is marked on a separate set of 28 numbers on your bet slip. (If you use the Advantage Gold software, press the P- button to see all the charts for the four white balls or press the P* button to see bonus only. Or press P+ to see all the charts for all five balls together (which we do not recommend).

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How to Get Lucky in Lotto

Lotto Pool Winners

POOL YOUR WAY TO LOTTO RICHES

Several of the 108 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 (lottery pools and syndicates), 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. And be sure to play with people you actually know. Don't fall for scams online!

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.

Positive Attitudes are for Winners!

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Percentages and other statistics listed on this page should be considered estimates. They were generated with Advantage Gold software, but every new drawing can alter values slightly, so this page may be outdated from the exact current values. View all of the statistics shown here and many more with Advantage Gold for the most current results for this game and hundreds of others!
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