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Is There a Right Way to Choose Your Lotto Numbers?

Last Updated: Wednesday 13th July 2016, 14:24

Choosing Lotto numbers can be a real dilemma for players and a problem that no doubt haunts many fans on a bi-weekly basis. You are faced with a blank ticket and you have no idea which numbers to select - what really is the best way to pick your lucky Lotto numbers?

Many players favour selecting important dates or meaningful anniversaries to help guide them to victory. Although this is a perfectly reasonable approach, it does limit you to a pool of just 31 numbers and also relies on you remembering a whole host of birthdays and special days, not ideal if you’re ever so slightly forgetful. Alternatively, you could opt for ages over dates, however, this can limit you once more, unless you happen to have a group of friends with a very varied age range or very young parents and grandparents.

Perhaps you’re in favour of a statistical approach and would rather trust facts and figures to help you secure Lotto’s top prize. Studying which numbers have appeared most and least often can provide some players with a form guide and sense of comfort in trying to predict what will happen in the next draw despite it being a completely random process. If this is more your style, head to the Lotto Statistics page where you will find a wide range of statistics ranging from number frequency to most common consecutive triplets.

Some players prefer the strategy of having absolutely no strategy at all, trusting sheer dumb luck. This tactic isn’t as ridiculous as it sounds, as draws are completely random, which means that the possibility of your unplanned selection proving fruitful is just as likely as someone who has played the same numbers with deep significant meaning for many years. Of course, if you would like to take the quick approach, you could always just opt for a Lucky Dip.   

The truth is that there is no right or wrong way to play your Lotto numbers, with each selection being as likely to appear as the next. Even choosing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 could potentially land you the jackpot, but be aware that research from 2014 showed that an estimated 10,000 players regularly select this combination, a scenario that would only land you around £500 if the jackpot stood at £5 million.

Lotto tickets can be purchased online or from authorised retailers throughout the country. Best of luck and keep those fingers crossed!

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