# Lottery Strategies

Hong Kong
January 3, 2016 10:53am CST
Dear all, I think you must know what is lottery. To win the jackpot, do you think if there are any ways we can predict the drawn numbers? I am doing a lot of statistics. This is because I believe the previously drawn numbers are somehow related to the future drawn numbers. Any ideas from you guys?
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@owlwings (39885)
• Cambridge, England
3 Jan 16
Sorry to disappoint you, but the ONLY relationship between the numbers previously drawn and those which will be drawn in the future is that they come from the same set of numbers. You cannot predict what numbers will be drawn in the future from what has happened in the past. That is what 'RANDOM' means! The PROBABILITY of winning a particular prize can be calculated easily but that doesn't make it possible to say WHO will win it or what choice of numbers are more likely to win it. I know that you probably won't listen and that you'll continue to look for a 'pattern'. The human brain is good at finding 'patterns' - look at the sky at night and you will instinctively begin to see patterns of stars where there really are none - that function of the brain was, no doubt, useful to us when we were hunters and may have made it easier for us to spot a motionless animal hiding in the undergrowth, but the patterns you see in random selections of numbers have NO meaning whatsoever!
• Hong Kong
4 Jan 16
Maybe we can try to change our thinking like this: If I buy the lottery by random, then, why not try to make some hypothesis and buy some numbers that are chosen based on some assumptions? I think it doesn't harm.
@owlwings (39885)
• Cambridge, England
4 Jan 16
@heisonmoney1 I didn't think that you'd listen! Still, you may amuse yourself with 'statistics' and buy the numbers which you think are 'lucky' based on whatever assumptions you like. It won't change your odds of winning a prize, however. Depending on which lottery you play, the odds of winning the jackpot are always of the order of tens of millions to one.
@birjudanak (7293)
• India
3 Jan 16
i bought it but never won it...
@MALUSE (44861)
• Uzbekistan
3 Jan 16
If that were true, there'd be many more lottery winners. Sadly, it doesn't work. It only keeps you occupied.