Playing the lottery can be fun and if you get lucky, the big payoff could change your life forever, perhaps leading to early retirement or financial security. For as small an investment as $1 you can buy a ticket and if everything lines up perfect and you get lucky, the numbers drawn will be your winning ticket. How exactly can you set out to improve the odds of that winning combination belonging to you? One technique is to study the most frequently chosen numbers. Luck is an important factor to winning but to help put the odds in your favor understanding what the most common lottery numbers picked regularly are might just give you an advantage.
When picking numbers there are many methods you can choose. Close your eyes and point to numbers randomly is one method. Another method is letting the computer choose random numbers for you. If you decide to let the computer choose for you, you might want to know that 65% of all lottery players let the machine pick their numbers but only 45% of those machine picked numbers are winning numbers. Knowing the most common lottery numbers used can possibly give you a bit of an advantage in helping you choose the winning numbers to pick yourself.
Studies in North America have shown the most picked numbers are 3-7-9-11-25-27 with the least commonly picked lottery numbers being 20-30-39-40-41-48. In the UK, the most frequently chosen numbers are 38-25-41-44-31-23. The least often picked numbers in the UK are 36-21-16-13-41-20. Player’s favorite number selections are the numbers one through ten. Part of this is because they often play birth dates and other memorable dates. Playing these dates can actually decrease your chances of winning. Another thing you can do to improve your odds of winning when playing the lotto would be choosing consecutive numbers (like 14-15) because studies show 50% of drawings will have at least one pair of numbers. Do not choose six numbers in a row; a winning lottery has never had a six consecutive number combination. Refraining from playing too many calendar numbers can help increase your odds of a bigger payout because so many people choose calendar payouts that you often have to share a winning draw with many people, decreasing the amount you will win.
Combine understanding the most common lottery numbers with optimal conditions of when and which lotteries to play will greatly improve your overall chances of winning a large payout. Besides picking numbers that have a better chance of being drawn, you also want to play lotteries that have smaller odds and a smaller playing field. They more frequently pay out.
There are never any guarantees but understanding things like the most common lottery numbers, which lotteries have better odds and what combination most frequently come up, will give you more of an edge than randomly approaching lottery play. When you do find that perfect set of numbers and lottery to play be sure to play at least two tickets it automatically doubles your personal odds of winning. A bit of study just might lead to a nice payout.