How to Calculate Your Odds of Winning the Lottery

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If you’ve ever played the lottery, you know that the odds are stacked mightily against you. The good news is that if you can learn how to select the correct numbers, you can still win a prize. This Wonder of the Day shows you how to calculate your odds by using a simple online calculator.

Picking Lottery Numbers

Some people try to improve their odds of winning the lottery by choosing specific numbers that have meaning to them. This could be the age they met their spouse, the date of their children’s birthdays, or even a jersey number of their favorite athlete. However, there is no real proof that these numbers are “luckier” than others.

In fact, it’s impossible to predict the results of a lottery drawing because every single number has equal odds of being selected. Still, some numbers seem to be drawn more often than others. These are known as hot numbers. Other numbers may seem to be cold, or overdue. These are numbers that have not been drawn for a long time, so some players think they’re due to come up soon.

Instead of looking at past frequency, some people choose their lottery numbers based on the “Delta System.” This system involves selecting two Delta numbers and then adding them together to create your final number. This method is fairly time consuming, but many people claim it gives them an edge. Of course, there is no guarantee that this system will work, but it’s worth a shot.