How to increase your chances of winning the lottery: mathematician reveals the secret

Alina MilsentLife
Winning the lottery

Who hasn't dreamed of winning a million in the lottery? With such a sum of money, you can stop living from paycheck to paycheck in a rented apartment, counting every hryvnia, and finally afford a spacious house with a swimming pool, travel and any whims.

Indeed, there are lucky people who get their dream winnings and start a new life. But are there many of them? Do you have a chance to become one of them? The mathematician told us about lottery statistics and whether there are really any secrets of lucky numbers. The details were provided by the Daily Mail.

Mathematician Ryan Garibaldi, the director of the Communication Research Centre in La Jolla, California, stunned with the numbers. The chance to win the jackpot in the US is one in 300 million. But, according to him, not everything is as hopeless as it might seem at first glance. Garibaldi says that there are secrets that increase the chance of winning. You just need to pay attention to unpopular numbers, buy tickets in regions where they are less popular, and choose the right scratch-offs.

Many people believe in the theory of lucky numbers. When playing a lottery where you need to cross out 6 numbers, they don't act at random, but take the dates of some events in their lives as a basis. Garibaldi suggests never focusing on any date when crossing out a number in the lottery. There is a high probability that not only you will do that, and it will significantly reduce your chances of winning.

Another tip: if you buy a ticket with numbers, don't cross out all the numbers in a row or column. Garibaldi notes that this is not original at all and is done very often. Again, the chances of winning decrease.

Americans spend almost $100 billion on state lotteries every year, hoping to win a life-changing sum, but usually leave empty-handed.

The largest US Powerball was in 2016, when the pot reached a whopping $1.586 billion, split between three tickets from California, Florida, and Tennessee.

"Richard Lasting won four times in the local Florida lottery for $1 038 499.92. Lasting, who resigned in 2018, previously said he reinvested the winnings in buying new lottery tickets, used consecutive numbers, or hand-picked numbers," Garibaldi said. However, according to the mathematician, this is rather an exception to the rule and just a lucky coincidence, and it is unlikely to increase the chance of winning in such a way.

Another tip when playing the lottery is to buy in cities or regions where the smallest number of tickets are sold.

Garibaldi suggests choosing a game in which you can guess a four-digit number and place a bet in a hexagon.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL reported that the third largest lottery jackpot in the country's history was hit in the United States.

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