Picking Lottery Numbers

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picking lottery numbers Picking lottery numbers for EuroMillions or any other game is a very personal thing, and the great thing about lotteries is that no matter what method you use to pick your lottery numbers, you have exactly the same chance of winning the jackpot as anyone else. Let’s look then, at the most popular methods that people use to pick their lottery numbers...

Significance
A majority of EuroMillions and other lottery players base their selections on significant numbers such as birthdays, ages, telephone numbers, postal codes, so-called ‘lucky numbers’ and more. Although some numbers might feel more significant than others, a glance at our EuroMillions Statistics shows that most numbers have a fairly even record of being drawn, so they cannot be said to have any statistical significance. Of course, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t fun to play, and many people have won large EuroMillions prizes by doing so!

Coincidence
Because the EuroMillions lottery is a game of luck, lots of people rely on luck to provide them with the numbers they need for their entries. There are many ways of doing this. You could take note of car registration numbers that you see on the day you buy your tickets, or of the time of day that you log onto your computer to play EuroMillions online. You could even grab a handful of dice and use them to generate numbers at random. This is a similar approach to that taken by players who buy Lucky Dip entries, and it isn’t to be frowned up on in the least. After all, if luck is to decide your fate you might as well let luck pick your numbers to begin with.

History
Stock market experts like to say that the history of share prices is no guarantee of future performance, and although the same applies – perhaps even more so – to lottery games, that doesn’t stop people from using previous EuroMillions results to help them pick their numbers for future draws. Some players base their selections on hot numbers (ones that are drawn most frequently), others on cold numbers (those drawn least frequently) and still others like to combine the two. Although none of these numbers are any more or less likely to come up than any others, basing selections on the history of lottery draws adds a nice element of prediction to the game.

The odds of you winning a EuroMillions jackpot with a single entry are always 1 in 76,275,360, and the odds of you winning any prize at all are always 1 in 24. This means that you should feel free to use any method you like when picking lottery numbers. The only rule is that the method you choose should be one that gives you the maximum sense of fun and excitement. Good luck!

8th July 2013