Whichever country you live in, there is likely to be a national or state lottery, that holds out the prospect of huge jackpots. If you have dreamed of winning a life-changing prize, but this has so far eluded you, you have probably wondered if there was any way of identifying the best lottery numbers to give you a chance of winning. In fact, ever since the lotteries started, thousands of people have been wondering the same thing.
The first and foremost point to emphasize is that the lottery is a game of chance. However, this has not prevented large numbers of enterprising people from publishing books and e-books, or setting up websites, claiming to show you how to pick the best lottery numbers. In this context, of course, best lottery numbers means the numbers most likely to win. The advice given by these people about the best lottery numbers ranges from ideas such as picking your birth dates, days of the month, numbers that have won recently and so forth, to selling you software providing complicated algorithms to pick sure-fire lottery wins.
Looking at the avalanche of advice about best lottery numbers, it is evident that much of it focuses on advice about what numbers to avoid picking. Some of this advice may be worth noting for instance, several people point out that far from being the best lottery numbers to choose, your birth dates should be avoided. This is partly because they are likely to be in the lower half of the draw, and it appears that any sequence of either lower-half numbers or upper-half numbers is unlikely to win. It is also because, if they do win, they are likely to have been picked by a lot of other people, so you would have a smaller share of the jackpot. Other sequences to be avoided include six consecutive numbers, especially 1-6, using numbers that make a pretty pattern on the lottery card, using six multiples of the same number, even if it is 7, and a set of numbers all ending in the same digit. These are the best lottery numbers to avoid, partly because these combination seldom come up, and partly because they are very popular, so you would need to share your winnings.
So the question is, whether there is really any method of identifying the best lottery numbers to play. Remember that best lottery numbers means not only the ones most likely to win, but those least likely to be picked by other people. One rule of thumb for the best lottery numbers seems to be to pick a wide range of numbers, ranging from low to high. Other tips for the best lottery numbers include having an equal mix of odds and evens, and making sure that your six chosen numbers add up to a total between 115 and 185. A way that claims to be more scientific involves keeping a record of winning sequences over a few months and studying the trends for instance if there is a number group, such as 20-29, that has been absent for a certain number of draws, this would be good to pick. There are trends to look out for, for instance, numbers that have been losers for 10 games make up 81 percent of the next winning numbers.
Nobody has really proved whether there is a way of choosing the best lottery numbers. However, there is much more sound advice as to the best way to play the lottery. This includes treating it as a game, not a serious enterprise, and not to spend more money on it than you can afford. This way, if you do win, it will be a bonus.