People dream about becoming rich overnight, and the lottery provides some access to that possibility. Even though, the chances of winning the lottery are extremely slim, why is it that people are still willing to bet their odds against the house? It is said that there is a multitude of things that can happen that are more likely than winning the lottery, such as having five children which in fact has better odds of happening! The reason is that even though it sounds impossible, in reality it is not. People win lotteries all the time, because the system is basically a math equation. People who are smart about playing for the jackpot tend to use more of a scientific or mathematical approach. Here are some of the ways on how to choose lottery numbers:
- Picking numbers that are frequently chosen
Many lottery programs give you the option of viewing how many time a number has been chosen in a given period of time. Even though there is no standard way of knowing the exact winning number because it is in fact all random, but what you can do is that you can try playing both numbers, ones that are picked frequently and ones that aren’t, and make a combination of the two that will possibly increase your chances. But it is believed that, number that come up more frequently are the winning numbers.
- Using the delta method
This method is the foundation of statistics. It is a study of numbers that are next to one another, and people use this method very frequently to win lotteries by choosing the winning numbers. Even though it is backed by scientific research, players should keep in mind that it is still not a sure way of hitting the jackpot.
- Picking your lucky numbers or numbers that have meaning
This is not proven by any kind of science, but just your gut which can also prove to be good enough in most cases. You can combine some numbers that hold a significant meaning in your life such as your girlfriend’s or wife’s phone number, or your birthdate, or a number that has been proven to be lucky to you. Play around these digits and maybe you can find a sweet spot.
- Choosing random numbers
This method is most popular mainly because the lottery numbers are picked by random as well. So like the previous method, this too is based on luck. You can use random number generators to decide on a number, and there are some websites that exist specifically for generating numbers for the lottery
Even though there is no sure way of winning the lottery, some of these options will help better your odds if you really believe in the lottery system. Remember the lottery mechanism is nothing but a bunch of mathematical equations so you can put your math skills to the test and see if they are any good.