The Most Common Numbers Played in the Lottery
Have you ever played Lotto? It’s too easy to dream of hitting the jackpot and so chances are you have. You know exactly how you came up with your personal set of lucky numbers. I know I’ve used everything from old license plate numbers to combinations of family birth dates, old phone numbers and so on. But I curiously wondered, what the most commonly played numbers were.
So I set out to find some answers on the world wide web. It turns out there are no straight answers as to which are the most often played numbers in Lotteries. However, I did find that most people play their own combinations of birth dates, old phone numbers and other lucky numbers that have personal significance to them. Sound familiar?
Interestingly enough, what I did find, were records of actual numbers that were drawn most frequently in Lotteries around the world. This was very interesting because, it tells me that for whatever reason, there maybe a pattern here. Patterns, if studied (correctly) could lead to a theory of predicting the same or similar patterns over and over again.
Of course I’m no expert in in statistics and I don’t know exactly what it is that makes for these patterns to occur (if they even do). However, If I was to make an educated guess, I would guess that it could possibly be as simple as the weight of the paint/ink on each ball that makes them fall a certain way to the bottom of the container it’s drawn from. And since each number requires a varying amount of paint/ink to represent that number, it makes good sense, and it’s not a bad guess in my opinion.
But I’m sure that there is more to it than just that. Perhaps along with the weight of the paint/ink on each ball, it’s also how each of the lottery machines work. I’ve only seen a handful of them in action, but I’ve seem some that uses an arm, some with suction, some with blowers to draw the numbered balls out.
The more I thought about it, the more the paint/ink theory made sense to me. After all if some of the balls were even slightly heavier, they would definitely fall faster to the bottom, and they would roll to the front quicker than the other balls would (since the balls are constantly rolling as drawing takes place).
As I did some more looking around the web, I found many “formulas” and “systems” that reflect similar ideas and theories which represent a more systematic approach to the whole “randomness” and “blind luck” approach we all usually think of when it comes to playing the lottery. Some of them where a little more outrageous than others but I now I am more inclined to think that perhaps there could be a system out there which truly can raise your chances by picking the real lucky numbers which will finally hit that jackpot.