Lottery Systems – Do They Work Or Not?

Since the lottery was invented people from all over the world and walks of life have tried to beat it using many different lottery systems. There are many types of these system ranging from choosing numbers that are important to the user, ones that pick on hot or cold numbers and wheeling systems which can also be used for either personal numbers or hot and cold numbers.

By and large the lotto is a game of chance so no system can actually beat it. The lottery itself has an overall negative expectation game meaning that if you were so rich that you could actually cover every possible combination, you will in the long run be very much out of pocket. In fact in a typical 49 number lottery, the chances of hitting the jackpot are about 14 million to one. The average jackpot in the UK lottery is around 7-8 million. Therefore covering every number you would miss out on 7 million pounds. Granted you will get a lot of it back, but don’t forget that the operator and country of the lottery gets a percentage cut of the taking. So trying to win this way is an no goer even if you were rich or mad enough to do it. So this leaves the fortune seeker to look at lottery systems where covering less numbers, you just might obtain that slight edge that will make you rich forever.

By and large going for lottery systems where numbers have special significance is not a good way of trying to win. This is because it usually entails choosing numbers of the zodiac which relate to family birthdays etc. This condenses the 1 to 49 numbers (or more in some lotteries) to a maximum of 31. When they hit in that catchment area, there will be multiple winners sharing the top prize.

Hot or cold numbers has worked but is no better than random picking at the end of the day. You don’t know when the number is going to lose its “hotness” or its “coldness”. Its only after it has been observed coming out or not that you know this. So this is fruitless. Many a roulette player has been made a pauper following such systems, also known as the gambler’s fallacy.