In the lottery, we know that there is only one sure-fire way to increase the chances of winning: play as many bets as possible. That's right, in terms of odds, the more combinations of numbers we play, the higher the winning margins. And this is where a type of bet that is often unknown among the masses of lottery players comes in: multiple bets.
Multiple bets allow you to play more number combinations on the same bet, because they let you mark more numbers on the same ticket. Let's see an example: if we play the Euromillions lottery, we know that a bet is completed by marking 5 numbers plus 2 stars. The advantage of a multiple bet is that it allows us to select even more numbers. If, for example, we select 6 numbers plus 2 stars, we will be playing a total of 6 bets at the same time, whereas, if we select 7 numbers plus 2 stars, we will be playing a total of 21 bets (the result of all possible combinations of 5+2 between all those numbers).
Thus, the more numbers we select in a single bet, the greater the total combinations and, therefore, the greater the chances of winning. Generally, the most important lotteries allow you to play multiple bets, establishing the possible combinations. Of course, all this comes with a small handicap, and that is that the more numbers you select, not only increase the chances of winning but also the total cost of the ticket, as each additional number will multiply the total value of the bet.