Bonus balls are also used to encourage people to continue playing. For example, when the Jackpot gets very high, they might use a guaranteed bonus ball instead of a normal one. If everyone plays with their eyes fixed on the Jackpot, they are less likely to keep playing because they won't see the bonus ball coming. However, using a guaranteed bonus ball means that the player will almost certainly get something from the draw anyway.
To use a bonus ball, the player is required to choose from the list of numbers displayed on the screen (which are the numbers that other gamblers have selected). Once they have chosen their number, they press the spin button to display the lottery numbers. The gambler is required to select one of these numbers as the winning number. If their selection matches the actual number, the lucky player wins the money shown with the winning number.
To turn a bonus into real money
There is no limit on how much money one can win from this bonus. They can play multiple times during their free time or once per day. This bonus only applies to games where players pick a single number and not combinations of two numbers.
Things to look out for when playing with a bonus ball
The bonus ball is a bonus like any other, so players should make some considerations before going for it. For instance, one should know the latest time allowed to pick a bonus ball alongside the ticket. The terms attached to the bonus ball should be considered too. For instance, some lotteries may require players to only buy one ticket in order to qualify for the bonus ball entry.
Players should also look at the lotteries offering the bonus ball. Stay checking for notifications to avoid missing out on the entry timeline.
Is there a strategy to the bonus ball?
Like the lottery itself, the bonus ball itself is an occurrence of pure chance. Players cannot use any proven methods to increase their chances of their bonus ball winning. All they have to do is pick the numbers required on their ticket. If all but one of their ticket numbers match the balls drawn, they qualify for the bonus ball round. At this point, the bonus ball is drawn. The drawing may occur once or a number of times; rules vary from one lottery to another.
If the player's bonus ball is drawn at any point in these last draws, then they win bonus prizes. It is, therefore not worth spending time trying to predict the bonus ball that wins. However, some players have their own beliefs that some factors make them lucky. Birthdays, particular numbers, and so on. It is not discouraged to follow these instincts. After all, any lottery is, first and foremost, meant to be a fun activity.