Can you predict the winning numbers for the lottery?

Can you predict the winning numbers for the lottery?
Written By
Lebo
Published on
11 Feb 2022

We all know that one person who says they can predict the winning numbers for the lottery because they dreamt about them or there is a unique sequence they follow. It’s more wishful thinking than common sense.

Before you think of popping some champers or handing in your resignation letter, probably best to see if there is merit to these theories.

There is simply no guarantee that the winning lottery numbers can be predicted. However, it can be a fun way to pick which numbers to bet on. Keep in mind that any number combination can be drawn and be the winning numbers.

According to Renato Gianella, a Brazilian mathematician, it is possible. He compiled his findings in a colour co-ordinated chart. Stating not every number combination has an equal chance of being drawn. Some combinations have a higher chance of being drawn than others. It is possible to see those number patterns. Don’t get too excited this is sadly not a workable lottery predictor.

Technology is forever improving and coming up with new ways to do things. Unfortunately, predicting lottery numbers isn’t one of them. According to UCLA’s Professor Emeritus of statistics, Donald Ylvisaker, no machine will ever be able to do that.

Lotteries rely heavily on randomness; it's not easy to gather enough useable data because the machines are different each time a draw takes place.

The most common numbers players pick when betting on the lottery are 10,42,39,28,22,32,16,41 and 26.

The most commonly drawn numbers in the following lotteries:

Pretty certain we have all tried the most basic combination of 1,2,3,4,5,6. According to research, 10,000 people pick this number combination every week. Sadly, we can’t predict when they will be drawn. Furthermore, it’s easy to predict how little that payout would be. So, a top prize of R10 million would award each winner with R1000.

It might be time to come up with a new plan if you are a serial 1,2,3,4,5,6 player.

Lady luck could be on your side today. Place a bet now on any of our major and instant lotteries. You could be exploring the different corners of the globe with over R800 million in payouts.

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