# Lottery Playing Strategies: Analysis

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Lottery is a game of luck – and probability (in mathematical language). It’s a game where you have a negligible chance of winning. For instance, if you’re playing a lottery where you pick 6 numbers out of 55 options, without regards to the sequence of numbers drawn, the chances of winning is only 1 in every 28,989,675 possibilities. That’s practically close to zero percent. So, if you find your chosen numbers match the PSCO Lotto Results, then you’re definitely one heck of a lucky man!

While some people simply place their bets on random numbers, some avid bettors have developed lottery strategies that work, at least, according to them.

# Let’s analyze some popular lottery-playing techniques:

## Pools

This strategy needs no rocket science. Basically, it follows the cliché: “the more entries you send, the more chances of winning.” In this technique, players group together, chip in, and agree to divide their winnings should anyone of them hit the jackpot. It means increasing your probability of winning but reducing the prize. The good thing is that you don’t have to spend too much for several tickets. Usually, avid lottery bettors group themselves into a sort of association but you can also team up with your friends, family or colleagues.

## Frequency Analysis

This strategy classifies numbers between the “cold” and “hot” numbers. “Cold” numbers are those that are rarely drawn while “hot” numbers are the most commonly picked. In this strategy, you will have to check the previous winning numbers to help you categorize the numbers.

The players then make up their combinations based on the results. Some players pick the “cold” numbers while others go for the “hot” numbers. There’s basically no rule as to which of these numbers would give you the jackpot. However, it has been proven that certain numbers have higher chances of being drawn than the others. Proof to this is a reported Lotto Texas win by a retired American nurse back in 1992.

## Magic Square

A combination of mystical knowledge and mathematics, the Magic Square is thought to have been used in ancient occult and religious practices. It is also believed that Gaudi used squares in all his buildings. Mathematically, when you add up all sides of the square, it will sum up to 33 (said to be representing the age of Jesus when he died).

To use this strategy, arrange the numbers so that each division of columns and rows, and the squares all add up to one number when summed up vertically, horizontally, and diagonally.

## Numerology

This strategy is based mainly on mysticism. Here it is assumed that every person has some lucky numbers (birthday, favorite number, zodiac, etc). The combinations they bet on will be based on these special “lucky” numbers. Many players keep on betting on these numbers, always with the hope that they would win. Some have actually won using this strategy while others are still waiting for a push from the goddess of luck.

# Conclusion

From the mathematics point of view, the chances of any combination being drawn are the same. You can actually use probability theory to prove that all combinations have that equal chance of winning. Although some claim to have won the lottery by using certain strategies, the truth is that there’s no secret to winning this game!

Lottery is really all about gamble. If you’re willing to beat the very little odds of winning, go ahead, pick your numbers and make a bet. If you think some strategies can help increase these chances, go ahead and use them too. After all, great rewards await those who are willing to take great risks!