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# What are opinions on how to pick winning lottery numbers?

###### Wiki User

###### 2006-08-18 21:30:51

There is no way to pick lottery numbers, at least not one to

increases your chances of winning. Just save time by letting the

machine choose your numbers for you. Better yet, save your money

and don't play at all. If you really feel that you need to wager,

go to the race track and learn how to handicap. At least at the

track you can use your intellect to make good bets and avoid the

bad ones. (A horse that has a 50-50 chance of winning a race but is

paying 6 to 5, for example, or 3 to 2 is a good wager.)

## Related Questions

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### What are the lottery numbers for next week?

Sorry, but we can't tell you what the lottery numbers for next
week are going to be. We are not a lottery psychic hot-line. You'll
just have to do it like everyone else. Pick some numbers and hope
for the best.
== == == ==
First of all, nobody knows what lottery numbers will be drawn in
the future. The winning numbers are not pre-selected. They are
picked at random at the time of the drawing.
Second, you did not mention which lottery you are talking about.
Each of the 50 U.S. states has their own, separate lottery
drawings, and countries, states and cities outside the U.S. also
have their own, separate lottery drawings. Furthermore, there are
dozens and dozens of lottery games you can play: Numbers, Pick 4,
Win 5, the state lottery, Powerball, etc.

###### Asked in Probability

### What is the emperical probability of someone winning the pick three lottery?

Empirical probability is based on data gained through
experimentation. If there is cause to believe that, for example,
there is some bias in the balls of the lottery machine, looking at
the outcome for a long period of time may show this.
Theoretically, the probability of someone winning a pick-three
lottery, where the numbers range from 000 to 999, is 1/1000 because
you pick one 3-digit combination from the 1,000 available.

###### Asked in Lotteries

### What is a quick pick?

###### Asked in Lotteries

### Do you win anything if you have 3 numbers of the lottery?

Generally you need to get at least 4 winning lotto numbers to
win anything on a normal lottery draw.
However, if you're playing a game with only a few numbers like
Pick 3 you would win something.
See lotto results link below and click on 'Dividends' and it
will show how many numbers you need and the prize.

###### Asked in Lotteries

### What is the lottery?

A Lottery is a draw in which people have many numbers that they
had to pay for and only one will be announced and one person will
win a certain amount of money.
Lottery is just one form out of many forms of gambling. In lottery,
tickets are sold to public for a fixed price. And these tickets
bear unique numbers. If any ticket matches with the winning number
drawn, then that particular number is the lottery winner and the
holder of that number(ticket) is entitled the lottery prize. In
recent times a variant of lottery namely lotto games have gained
currency. In this type of game, a player has to select some numbers
out of given numbers. If the select numbers match with the drawn
numbers, then the player is the winner. The beauty of lotto game
unlike paper lottery lies on the fact that even a players matches
lesser numbers, still he can win some prizes, though the amount of
prize would be less. For example, in a typical pick-6 lotto game, a
player has to pick any six numbers of his choice between 1 to 49.
If the chose six numbers match with the drawn numbers, the player
wins the top prize. In case if the player matches only 5, 4 or 3
numbers, still he can win some lesser prizes, provided that the
lottery conducting authority allow this.

###### Asked in Statistics, Lotteries, Probability

### Random or running numbers to win lottery?

Random lottery numbers, every time! I think it's great to mix it
up, but I also like to see my numbers before I buy my ticket. I
play the euro millions a bit more than the lottery as the rollover
jackpots always look appealing! In theory it doesn't matter how you
select the numbers so long as you pick the rquired number of
numbers.