Lotterycodex Mathematics Meets The Lottery

What to Do When You Play the Lottery


It’s time to play the lottery. Great!

But wait, do you know the fundamentals of winning?

If you want to win the lottery, then you have to know what it takes to win.

And you can improve your chances of winning if you know how to use math.  I am talking about probability theory specifically.

Now, if this probability theory thing sounds too technical, you have to read my article How to Win the Lottery According to Math.  You need to understand the fundamental first.

Abraham Lincoln said:

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first 4 sharpening the axe.

It’s the same thing in the lottery.  The lottery is like a war.  Your worst enemy is the odds of the lottery.  Therefore, you must learn how to play so you win.

Sun Tzu said:

The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought

Now that you want to play the lottery, I recommend that you stop for a while and think about your strategy.

Here are some suggestions:

Play the best pattern

The key to picking good numbers with a high likelihood of winning is in the pattern.  Put the power of probability theory in your playing strategy, and your number selection strategy will greatly improve.  Once you know the best patterns, you will feel confident that you are not wasting your money.  You know what works and whatnot.

Timing is of the essence

Once you’ve chosen your pattern.  It’s important that you know it’s probability.  The probability will tell you exactly when to play the lottery.  For instance, if your pattern just occurred yesterday, it’s highly unlikely it will occur in the next draw.  It will take some more draws before the same pattern will reoccur.  How do you know when? It’s with the help of probability theory.  The best thing about this timing strategy is that it gives you a chance to save money while you wait for the right moment.

Follow the plan consistently even if the jackpot is small

You know the strategy – you’ve got to play more lines to increase your chances of winning the jackpot.  See why you have to play more lines.

And of course, the budget.  I can’t highly stress enough the importance of budgeting.  When I talk about budgeting, I mean literally “saving” extra money for entertainment purposes.  The lottery is only an entertainment.  It can never be a source of a full-time income.  Spend your money investing in yourself rather than in the lottery.

When you have enough savings, enough lines, great timing, then go ahead and play according to the game plan.

It’s possible that the jackpot prize keeps on increasing because no one is winning the big prize. This makes the jackpot prize bigger than the previous one.  But you should never look at the jackpot prize to affect your action. Whether it’s the minimum jackpot prize or higher, just play the lottery with the money you save.  When the jackpot is huge, a horde of players rushes to the lotto station to play.  The possibility of sharing your big prize is highly likely.

So when the jackpot keeps rolling over, just play.

Please put your signature on the back of all the tickets.

If you sign your ticket, no one can steal it from you. A lotto ticket is a bearer instrument, meaning if you lost your ticket, anyone can claim the prize.  If you sign your name, only you can claim the prize upon presenting a valid ID.

Think like a winner

Additionally, when you play the lottery, do it with a positive outlook that you will win. Think positive so that you attract positive results.  I don’t want to be superstitious but thinking negatively won’t do any good either.  Hey, this is the lottery and you are playing to have fun.  It’s not fun when you worry about not winning.  Part of the fun is the excitement that you will possibly win the grand prize. So when you are at it, claim it.  If you lose, come back another day.  The most important thing here is the fun.

Winning in the lottery takes a long streaks of losses. So play the lottery for fun. Lottery is just an entertainment. It's important that you spend only the money that you can afford to lose. The image shows 4 monster friends who loss in the lottery but they were not sad. The caption says: better luck next time guys.

If you know that you have chosen the best number patterns in the lottery, you are confident with your play.  Being confident is very important because it makes you think positively about winning.

If you don’t know how number pattern works, please read my article How To Win The Lottery According To Math.


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Edvin Hiltner

I get a good grasp of mathematical theory through persistent learning. I get my inspirations from the works of Gerolamo Cardano and Renato Gianella in the fields of Combinatorics and Probability theory.

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