This is the one area of the lottery that you are directly in control of. So it’s a simple question, deserving a simple answer…
OK, maybe you want more answer for your money 🙂
Buying more tickets instantly changes the odds of winning. It’s your No.1 sure fire way to do so. And it’s extremely simple to work out the increased chances of winning you get.
Buy two tickets and you double your chances over having just the one ticket. OK, that still means you only have about a 2 in 13 million chance of winning, but it’s still twice the chance you had before. Buy three tickets and you have three times the chance. Buy a hundred tickets and you have, yes you guessed it, a hundred times the chance! (Of course buying a hundred lottery tickets can be pretty expensive to do by yourself, which is why I suggest to friends that they consider playing in a syndicate).
So yes, buying more tickets does change your odds of winning. It also just happens to be the one of the best ways to boost your chances of winning. But it should always be considered together with your overall lottery strategy – it’s just one piece of the pie.