Lottery players and statisticians will tell you that in a random series of numbers, like in lottery, there are hot and cold numbers, and the probability of the hot numbers reappearing is far greater than that of cold numbers. But, before you decide to figure out which are the hot numbers of a particular lottery, you must have a history of the previous results. Since most of the lotteries are drawn at least once a week, it would be difficult to get the history of the last sixty or hundred and twenty results. Although all lotteries are based on random numbers, yet some veteran players swear that you can use simple formulas to predict results. Unfortunately, they would not share their secret with anyone.
Since the lotteries went online and more people started playing the host of lotteries available on the web, the software companies rolled out online lottery software that helps you pick numbers. If you try the software and get some good tips, do not go overboard. You should always get out of a game when you are ahead instead of pushing your luck. The increase in the lottery sites and the convenience of playing lotteries without leaving your home or having to search for a lottery ticket retailer has made playing the lotteries more addictive.
Some lottery tips are as follows. Do not pick numbers that have been recently drawn. A number of lottery players believe these numbers are lucky, but that is not true. Never choose numbers in a sequence like 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 as the chances of them getting drawn are very less. Also, do not pick all the numbers in a line or in a particular pattern, like a triangle, star, etc. Never use a tip to pick numbers, as other people will also be using the same tip. Your best chances are to put the numbers in a hat, shake them around and then draw them out at random. Remember, lottery draws are based on random choices, so the chances of predicting the correct numbers are very less.
In a 34, 40 or 50 number games, the chances of winning six or seven numbers correctly is one in over thirty, forty thousand. It is also a good idea to play lotteries that have additional numbers, like three correct numbers, as this increases your chances of winning. You do not have to aim to win a jackpot, although winning it is nice, but happens rarely. So, play where the prizes may be smaller, but the chances of winning are more. The more tickets you play in the same game, the more your chances of winning increase. Therefore, do not play a single ticket in six lotteries; rather, play six games in the same lottery.
Pick up all the data of the previous draws and see if you can pick up a pattern. This would be possible if the same drawing machine is being used, but if different machines are used, you would not find a pattern. Some people think that certain numbers are lucky for them, like if the sum of all numbers is six or eight and that happens to be their lucky number. You could also pick numbers from your horoscope.
Lottery secrets are never revealed and even syndicates have tried to use brute force to win lotteries, but lottery operators have been forewarned of such attempts and hence they switch the machine on just before a draw. Online lottery has become so common that you can play an online lottery every day. But do not lose more than you can afford. You can find a number of online lottery sites that say they reveal lottery secrets, but that is just a trap to encourage you to buy their software or play on their site.