How do you choose your lottery numbers? Randomly? In a sequence? Do you have a ritual for the way you pick or do you always go for the unexpected? Choosing the winning lottery numbers is no easy task, as the chances of winning the jackpot is always fairly small – otherwise it wouldn’t be much of a prize when it did happen!
Some people are quite superstitious about whether they will win the lottery or not – some people have vivid dreams about winning, some people go to psychics about their winning lottery numbers, others simply believe that one day it will happen to them. Some believe in fate and others think that these things cannot be predicted and is it all down to luck.xsmb Scientists and mathematicians though would probably tell you that in fact there is way to guess or at least predict to some extent, what numbers are drawn. The formula is not perfect and it can’t necessarily tell you exactly which numbers would come out but it can give you a better chance of taking a prize home.
Whatever your beliefs a positive outlook is always helpful when playing the lottery and in fact in every walk of life! For example if you think that there is no point in wasting the entry money as your chances of winning are so small, then you will definitely 100% not have a chance of winning – because you don’t have a ticket. Yet no one can argue, if you have a ticket that is valid, that you cannot 100% win the jackpot – there is always a chance.
Other people are driven by signs and symbols – for example, people are more likely to go out and buy a ticket for the lottery when it’s their birthday or there is a special occasion because there is a belief that it is luckier. Other times, people have a lucky week, better than usual or something, people see talisman like a black cat or two magpies. As crazy as they sound, when we are positive and have some belief that things are more likely to come true.
Many lottery winners later on say that they were going o win, because they felt lucky, because things had got so bad that they could only better, that they had an itchy palm (which is a traditional old wives sign that you are about to come into some money!) and had seen other signs that were lucky.
But there is not a 100% guarantee when it comes to the lottery – the fact is that there is a huge chance of not winning and a tiny one that you will win something – yet without taking part you will never know. Hitting those lucky numbers is as much about going out there and taking a chance as it is about choosing them. A big majority of people don’t get involved because of the huge chances of losing – but this applies to many things in life. Without giving things a go, you will never know!