# What is an Official Lottery?

In a nutshell, an official lottery is a lottery game that a state or city government runs. The game is simple, and it works like this: People buy a ticket with a set of numbers on it. Then, once a day, the government draws a set of those numbers and if your numbers match the ones on your ticket, you win some of the money that you spent on the tickets.

The odds of winning a lottery are pretty high, and you can increase those odds by playing multiple sets of numbers. You have a 1 in 13,983,816 chance of winning the jackpot if you choose one set of numbers and a 1 in 6,991,908 chance of winning it if you play two sets of numbers.

A number of people play lotteries in hopes of winning, but most don’t. They assume they need to be lucky or have special powers in order to win, and this is a big mistake.

But if you’re serious about winning, you need to understand what’s really happening when you pick your numbers. In this video, Richard shares a few tips for picking your numbers and maximizing your chances of winning.

First, you need to know what clusters of numbers other people use in their system. These are numbers that are often associated with specific dates. For instance, you’ll see people pick their numbers from a cluster of months such as one to twelve and from a cluster of years such as nineteen.