How to win the lottery? This is a question that many people asked themselves every time they don’t have their numbers drawn. It can be quite discouraging to never win at the lottery. And I am not referring to the lotteries that have the gigantic jackpots. These have odds so high (in excess of 1 in 150 million) that most reasonable people don’t ever expect to win. It would be nice to win, but it would be a miracle if it would happen. But the Pick 3 lottery is different. On the surface, the odds don’t seem that high (1 in 1000). Not too bad, right? However, people still struggle to win this type of lotto. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to increase your odds of winning.
For the Pick 3 lottery, you have three positions to work with. Each position gives you a choice of 10 possible numbers. This is how we come up with the odds of winning. Now, this is when you are trying to win it straight (ie. getting your numbers drawn in the correct order). If you were going to go the “box” route, the odds are much lower. Trying to win by “box” means that you will win if your numbers are drawn, regardless of the order that they are in.
Two Tips On How To Win The Lottery More Often:
1. Don’t pick the same three numbers. Although the odds of any particular number sequence being drawn is 1 in 1000, some number sequences rarely show up. One type of sequence that isn’t drawn very often are sequences where all three numbers are the same (ie. 000, 222, 777, etc). Statistically it should have the same odds of showing up as any other 3 digit sequence, but historically it doesn’t show up too often.
2. Look at historical data. Just about every state that runs on Pick 3 lotto has a website that provided the winning number combinations over the past few years. By reviewing these past winners, you can see certain patterns. You’ll notice that some numbers get drawn more often than others. And vice versa, you’ll also see which numbers have had a lower rate of being drawn. But you can take it a step further. If you do proper analysis, you will also see that certain number pairs tend to get drawn together (ie. 237, 234, 230, etc). Luckily for lotto players, these state-run websites also provided an abundance of these types of analyses. They have already evaluated the historical data and provided players with lists of “hot numbers” (individual numbers that are drawn most), “cold numbers” (individual numbers that are drawn least), “cold pairs”, “hot pairs”, and a number of other lists to help you choose better number sequences.
If you want to know how to win the lottery, you need to understand that there are things you can do to increase your odds of predicting the correct number sequences. By not playing the same three numbers (ie. 555) and using the historical information of past winning numbers provided by the state, you will give yourself a slight edge in winning the Pick 3 lottery.