Improving your odds of winning the lottery

By | December 9, 2015

Winning the lottery is something everyone wants, although most people never stop to think there is anything more than luck involved with it. While this is somewhat true, analysing lottery results proves there are certain algorithms and patterns behind the selected numbers that, when studied, can significantly improve the odds of winning. Buying more tickets seems like the most logical solution to increasing your chances and it has proven to be an effective one, but there are other strategies as well.
For the National Lottery in the UK you might want to choose numbers indicated as less popular (they have smaller columns in the graphic) as this minimises the chance of another player picking the same ones. For example, the moment the official lottery results are announced and they are, let’s say, 11, 24, 27, 38, 43 and 48 – the effectiveness of this combination is now reduced as a lot of people will pick at least one of them in the next drawing!

lotto ballsFor the Bonoloto in Spain you can try and analyse the patterns of the drawn numbers to play the probabilities. This means that if you choose a pattern that occurs 10% of the time, you should expect it to lose 90% of the time. Another important trick to employ is to remember to always try to evenly include odd and even numbers. Lottery numbers are rarely (if ever) drawn from all odd or even numbers.

For the Powerball in USA there are several things you can consider. To begin with, it’s important to keep in mind most people win through quick picks. Looking up old winning lottery results can mark a group of numbers that is not usually represented. This will help guide you in leaving out the less popular lottery numbers and including the ones that have potential.

In lottery, as with everything else, the key is balance. Always try to play logical combinations of lottery numbers and try to include a variety of combinations for the best possible odds.