Many people resort to all kinds of strategies just to increase the chance of grabbing the first prize in the lottery. However, many players also fail to understand how the lotto works from the mathematical point of view.
This lack of understanding of the lottery resulted in so many misconceptions and superstitions which eventually led to the invention of lotto strategies that don’t work.
For one thing, the lottery is a game that deals with numbers. Therefore, the best way to know what works in the lottery is to learn how to play the lottery mathematically.
Let’s review what math says about all these lotto strategies and why they don’t work.
Hot and cold numbers
This strategy is very common. I understand why the majority of players think this way. They believe that when a number occurs so frequently, it is bound to occur more often in future draws.
However, mathematically, this is not how the lottery works.
Many players don’t win because they pick the wrong numbers because of this belief. Unfortunately, hot numbers don’t work according to math.
While every one of us grew up and educated by the principle that each number has an equal chance in each lottery draw, this principle doesn’t apply when numbers are combined.
You have to pick 5 or 6 numbers correctly to win. This prerequisite should tell us to stop looking at the performance of an individual ball.
In probability, each number combination in the lottery doesn’t have equal chances of getting drawn.
It’s important to re-emphasize that I am not talking about individual numbers.
I am talking about “number combinations.” I will repeat it. Each number combination has a different probability of occurring. The probability of each combination depends on which number pattern they belong to.
My studies show consistent conclusion across all lottery systems, and now I would like to reveal to you the best, the good and the worst number combinations in the lottery.
Relying on Past Lottery Results
Are you gathering the past lottery results to get some clue on the patterns?
Well, that is not necessary.
If you know math well, you don’t need past statistics.
What I like about mathematics is that you can work with variables. In Powerball for instance, you pick 5 from 69 numbers. These two numbers are enough to determine how to play the Powerball to win.
But don’t get me wrong. I use the past lottery results to compare my mathematical computation. That’s another reason why I love mathematics because you can prove your calculations by comparing it with the actual lottery results.
People are wasting money
I can list down so many strategies here and prove to you how mediocre lottery players are when it comes to number selections. In fact, about 10,000 people are playing the combination 1-2-3-4-5-6 every week according to a report by The Guardian.
Well, 1-2-3-4-5-6 is not the only worst combination in the lottery. They are a lot. There are millions of bad combinations in the lottery. If I have to list them down here, we will run out of space (for sure).
The thing is, you are probably one of the players who play these lousy number combinations in the lottery. If you read my article How to Win the Lottery According to Math, you will understand what I mean.
It’s high time you use math
Do you want to win the lottery?
Then use mathematics. And I am talking about specifically the probability theory.
I know. It is quite technical. And the way it sounds is a nerd.
But don’t worry. You don’t need a math degree to understand.
I have done all the calculations.
All you have to do is select your lottery and pick the best number pattern that fits in your local lottery settings.
Of course, for you to understand how everything works, you need to learn the fundamentals of probability theory in the lottery.