# How to Pick Your Lottery Numbers

Everyone has special numbers that are significant to them. They might be their children’s birthdays, the jersey number of a favorite athlete, or the age they met their spouse. However, there is no scientific evidence that these numbers have any special significance or that they help you win the lottery. It’s important to realize that winning the lottery is a game of chance, and any number combination can win.

Some people use a system to choose their lottery numbers. They look up past drawings and note which numbers have appeared more often than others. They then select those numbers in their ticket. This method can be time consuming and requires the purchase of multiple tickets, but some people feel that it gives them an edge.

Another method is to use a wheeling system. This involves selecting five of the numbers and “wheeling” the sixth. This method increases the chances of winning by using all of the available combinations. However, it also increases the cost of a ticket.

A bonus ball is sometimes drawn from the remaining pool of balls to give players who hit all of their numbers a better chance at winning. Our lottery calculator tells you what the probability is of a particular number being the bonus ball, by finding out how many different ways you can choose the six numbers for your ticket and dividing that by the total number of possible combinations.

We recommend that you try out our lottery calculators, which offer a safe and unbiased way to pick your numbers. You can even generate custom sets of lottery numbers for a specific game!