Lucky Lottery Numbers?
Are such a thing as lucky lottery numbers? Yes and no. There
are numbers that give you better odds, as I'll show you in a
moment. However, I want to start by saying that this isn't about
luck in the sense of some mystical force. Yes, there are ways
to be "lucky," meaning more good things happen in your
life. But these ways are based on experience and science, not
magic. Now, about those numbers.
First, to understand why there are numbers which are "luckier,"
you have to understand the difference between event-odds and
investment-odds. For example, suppose you bet on a number on
a roulette wheel. There are 38 numbers on American wheels, so
you have a 1-in-38 chance of your number coming up. The event-odds,
which refer to the probability of a specific event happening,
are 1-in-38 in this case. Unless you have a biased wheel, they
will be the same in every casino.
But what if one casino paid you 40-to-1 when your number came
up? All other casinos pay 35-to-1, so which casino would you
like to play at? The one that pays more of course. The odds of
your number haven't changed, but you get paid more when you win.
This means you have better investment-odds at that casino. The
relationship between the event-odds and the amount you win changed.
Even without getting into the calculations necessary to demonstrate
this, you can see the principle. You have better investment odds
if the event-odds are the same, but the payoff is higher. Now,
how does this relate to lucky lottery numbers?
The Best Lottery Numbers
This is simple math, because you really only need to understand
the basic idea. Then you can forget the calculations. The bottom
line is that some lottery numbers pay the winners more on average
than others. How can this be?
It's all about your niece's birthday. Or your son's or your
own. People use birthdays more than anything else to determine
which lottery numbers to bet on. Birthdays, in case you aren't
getting a clue yet, only go up to 31, since there are no months
with more days than that. Lottery numbers, however, typically
go up to 40. A player chooses six numbers and must match all
six to win the entire jackpot.
Now, if lottery players, or at least many of them, are betting
birthdays, and far fewer are betting the numbers from 32-40,
what does this mean? Well, none of the numbers are more likely
than others to come up. In fact, as strange as it seems, the
numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are just as likely to come up as
any other combination. So why does it matter which numbers you
It matters because you win more on average when betting numbers
that fewer people bet. These are the ones between 32 and 40.
You see, the jackpot will split more often and in more ways with
the numbers below 32, since a lot of players bet them. You'll
have the same event-odds betting the lower numbers or the higher
when you play for that ten-million dollars, but if you win on
the low numbers you are more likely to get just six-million,
or even four-million if it splits three ways. That's what makes
32 through 40 lucky lottery numbers.
But in most cases the lottery is just a bad bet. Most "lucky"
people probably never play, or they play smart as in the example
here. Why not skip it and go right now to see what things
lucky people do differently. And if you really want to get
lucky gambling, you might work on your card skills and play poker
at an online casino (stay away from games where you can't put
the odds in your favor).
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