Lottery Tips

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Betting Lottery Numbers On Birthday Dates

Betting Lottery Numbers On Birthday Dates




Lottery TipsDon’t Count On Winning The Lottery On Your Birthday 🙁

Everyone who purchases a lottery ticket is playing a lottery system whether they are consciously aware of it or not. Even the individual who buys a Lotto 649 quick pick is playing a system that improves his or her chances of winning the lottery based upon how many tickets they choose to purchase for their system. The lottery player that selects just one 649 quick pick for each draw is playing a random selection system providing the player with odds of 1 in 13,983,816. The odds for this system are improved simply by purchasing more and more quick picks providing more and more chances to win with the randomly selected number sets. This system is very inefficient and obviously expensive for an individual to play if they wish to have numerous chances to win the jackpot. Consider this system to be labeled as “hazardous the the lottery player’s wealth.”

It is prudent to play less expensive, more effective systems for successful lottery wagering.

There are probably as many systems for lottery number selection and play as there are lottery players that give thought to predicting their “lucky numbers”. Some Lotto 649 players write all 49 digits, or just their pool of special numbers, onto poker chips or pieces of paper, place them in a hat and them reach in to select the various combinations of six numbers for filling in their betting slips. Others mark their lottery ticket selection boxes to form religious symbols or certain patterns on their ticket boards. Some select numbers from a deck of cards to predict the winning draw results in the upcoming lottery. Lotto Tutor has even heard of a person that rubs his young son’s head while quickly writing down the numbers that are subsequently uttered by the child.

Whatever your particular method is for the divination of lucky lottery numbers, I’ll bet that you have used the numbers of your birth date on at least several occasions.

Not to diminish from the fact that your natal day should be the best and most rewarding day of the year for you … in the area of lotto wagering, your birth date numbers have very little chance of providing you with a lottery birthday present.

Picking lotto numbers from birth dates starts you out on a disadvantaged path for playing the lottery. Because the month and day birthday numbers are limited to the digits 1 to 12 and 1 to 31, your selections within numerical tens groupings exclude the numbers 32 to 49 and bias your ability to cash in on potential winning hits in over one third of a 649 Lottery’s numbers. Even if you did win an upper tier lotto prize you would have a higher probability of a diminished return by sharing that prize pool with more winners than other number selection choices because so many other lotto players also use their birthday numbers as well.

Let’s select anyone’s birth date and check out their potential for wins. Why don’t we take for example, a former Prime Minister of Canada – Brian Mulroney’s birthday and see how many ticket’s Brian would have cashed in if he had counted on his birthday numbers to provide him with winning returns in Canada’s Lotto 649. On second thought let’s use someone else’s birthday. Brian’s numbers are bound to be losers and we don’t want to bias the results of this exercise.

Instead lets use the birth date of Elvis Presley and see how many times the numbers in his birth date have been drawn together in winning combinations since the beginning of Lotto 649 on June 12, 1982 until May 27, 1998.

The “King” was born on January 8, 1935. The basic number combinations available from his birth date are 1 for January, 8 for the day, 19 and 35 for the year. Elvis would be disappointed if he had counted on the numbers of his birthday to produce cash able ticket combinations in Canada’s Lotto 649.

In the entire 1497 draws of this Lotto 649 example, the numbers 1, 8, 19 and 35 have only been drawn 11 times in combinations of 3 (the minimum numbers required for a win) and have never appeared all together, forming an opportunity of a 4 number winning ticket, in any draw in the entire history of Lotto 649.

Well, it is a 6 out of 49 draw so let’s add a couple of more numbers and see how much Elvis would have won using his 6 birthday numbers.

19 + 35 = 18 … and … 1 + 8 + 19 + 35 = 63 … 6 + 3 = 9

So let’s add the numbers 18 and 9.

For the same Lotto 649 draws, the additional two birthday numbers did not help out the winning returns very much. These six numbers formed combinations to produce only 5 winning tickets of 4 number combination prizes and just 37 winning tickets of 3 number level pay outs over 1497 draws or a 16 year period of Lotto play.

Elvis Presley’s birthday does not contain particularly unlucky numbers nor does your birthday nor maybe even Brian Mulroney’s … but birthday number selections of any date do not provide a good chance of generating wining number combinations for lottery wagering.

As an alternative to using the numbers of your birthday you would be much better off choosing only numbers that have been drawn in the last ten draws. Even with this simple suggestion, your chances of having a winning return will be much better on every Lotto day … including your birthday.


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Wheel Your Lottery Numbers

Wheel Your Lottery Numbers



Lottery TipsTake Your Number Selections Out For A Spin And Dramatically Improve Your Chances To Cash In More Winning Lotto Tickets.

Numerical wheeling systems are methods of arranging a group of picks (numbers) into a series of bet combinations designed to produce a balanced coverage of all of the numbers used for lottery draw predictions and to provide a minimum win guarantee if certain conditions are met.

A wheeling system is a template or pattern for distributing a group of selected numbers that are anticipated to hit in upcoming draws. An effective wheel pattern will be designed to place the users picks to their best betting advantage by distributing the picks as evenly and in as many possible combinations with the other bet picks as possible.

There are two types of wheels … long and short or otherwise referred to as full or abbreviated wheels. Lottery wheeling systems have three essential elements. The amount of numbers selected as potential hits for the upcoming lotto draws. The win guarantee … how many numbers are absolutely guaranteed to be on AT LEAST one ticket if X amount of numbers from the total number pool are drawn in the upcoming draw and how many bets/tickets are necessary to produce the wheel with its attendant win guarantee.

A full wheel system covers ALL possible combinations of the selected amount of numbers. For example, an 8 number full wheel for Canada’s 649 lottery would require 28 combinations/tickets or put in monetary terms the Lotto 649 player would have to spend $28 to play this wheel. Add just one more pick to this full wheel example and a 9 number full wheel would require 84 ticket combinations or $84 to purchase the Lotto 649 tickets.

The advantage to a full wheeling system is that all possible winning combinations are present in your tickets and if the numbers hit the returns are great. The drawback to a full wheeling system is that these wheels produce a large number of tickets/costs and may not be the best way to play for most people’s lotto budget. If you are pooling your betting money with other lottery enthusiasts such as trusted friends, relatives or fellow members of a lottery club the full wheeling systems might be the way to go.

Did I say friends and relatives ? … maybe a lottery club is the best way to go when it comes to lots of money wagered on high risk ventures such as a lottery ?

For the individual player, the abbreviated wheeling systems are more practical and attractive.

An abbreviated wheeling system does not cover all possible combinations but allows the player to select a group of numbers and play all of them for a lot less cost than a full wheeling system. The fascination and beauty of the numerical architecture of abbreviated wheels is the relationship between the amount of numbers, the number of tickets required and the win guarantee. For example a 20 number abbreviated wheel system with a 3 out of 6 guarantee producing XX tickets allows the player to use 20 numbers for the next draw winning predictions and if all six of the drawn numbers are from that same 20 number pool then there will be at least one ticket containing a three number winner.

It is important to say that that while the abbreviated wheels provide a MINIMUM of one guaranteed win … it is very probable that multiple and upper prize level wins can occur within the group of tickets. Also, many times the wheel’s set of tickets will yield winners even if the total amount of required hits are not realized in the upcoming lottery draw.

The study of all aspects of wheeling systems and numerical distribution betting theory is beyond the confines of this particular web page. There are multitudes of wheel designs for every lottery and just about every betting pool size. The only limit is the size of the player’s pocket book. There are little wheels and big wheels, wheels that offer no win guarantee but rather simply distribute the numbers in an effectively balanced pattern. There are also wheels that use key numbers. A key number is one or more numbers that when placed in the wheel will then be contained in every bet/ticket that is generated by the wheel. If you are really sure that a certain number will occur in the upcoming draw then a key number wheeling system is for you. All your tickets generated by this type of wheeling system will contain your special number. The purpose of key number wheeling systems is to of course include your lucky number(s) in all of your tickets but also to significantly reduce the number of tickets necessary to produce the wheels win guarantee. If your lucky number hits along with some other picks in your wheel you will have lots of tickets to cash.

More about key number wheels in upcoming lotto tips topics.

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Odds Of Winning The Lottery

Odds Of Winning The Lottery

Lottery TipsThe Odds Of Winning A Lottery Jackpot Are Gigantic
But You Only Have To Do It Once

Canada’s Lotto 649 – 6/49
Numbers Matched Odds
6 1 in 13,983,816
5 + Bonus 1 in 2,330,636
5 1 in 55,492
4 1 in 1,033
3 1 in 57

Ontario’s Lottario – 6/45
Numbers Matched Odds
6 1 in 4,072,530
5 + Bonus 1 in 678,755
5 1 in 17,862
4 1 in 367
3 1 in 22

Canada’s Lotto Super 7 – 7/47
Numbers Matched Odds
7 1 in 20,963,833
6 + Bonus 1 in 2,994,833
6 1 in 76,791
5 1 in 1,279
4 1 in 60
3 + Bonus 1 in 65
3 1 in 7

The above odds table for Canada’s Lotto Super 7 are based upon 3 number sets (bets/tickets). When one Lotto Super 7 ticket of seven numbers is purchased for $2.00, the Lotto Player receives one play of a set of 7 picked numbers or a quick pick combination and also receives two additional, randomly selected, 7 number sets/bets. The actual odds of winning a SINGLE 7 out of 47 Lottery play is 1 to 62,891,499

Lotto Balls

Lotto Balls

Lottery TipsBalls Or No Balls ?

Within the lottery forecasting industry there has been a great deal of attention paid to lottery balls. A tremendous amount of effort and study has been focused on the relationship between the microscopically differing physical attributes of the individual lottery balls and the frequency of their appearance rates. Many lottery prediction professionals adhere to a school of thought that a greater accuracy of lotto number forecasting can occur if a devotee of the game has a developed knowledge of a draw history database indicating which ball sets were used in which particular lottery draw. This belief that a relationship exists between the variations of ball weight, density, mass, colour and shapes manifests itself in theories which suggest that a minimum lottery draw history of at least 60 draws, after a new set of balls have been introduced, must be studied for predictive relationships to be effective. The supposedly new pattern or lottery signature, based upon the miniscule physical variances between the lotto balls will emerge after this time. The belief in this factor of lottery prediction is so significant that many lottery analysis software and program development designers actually place functions within their software applications to track and analyze the ball sets and dates on which those particular balls appeared for those particular draws.
This is not a new approach. Roulette players … similar types of beings to lotto players … have, for centuries, developed betting systems based upon the physical imperfections or bias of a particular roulette wheel and the number selection outcomes that this variation might produce. Due to the many shared attributes between the lotto enthusiast and the roulette fan, it should be no surprise that LT is a passionate roulette player and has developed a roulette system achieving above moderate success in all of the world’s major casinos from Istanbul to Mar de Plata … Monaco to the lights of Vegas … but that is a topic for a different web site and the system used for the roulette successes was not based upon the physical attributes of the roulette wheel or ball.

LT recalls participating in an internet lottery chat where this theory of ball significance was being extolled and the chat participants were instructed to always contact their local lottery corporations to find out when the lottery balls are changed. Everyone was concerned about balls and a subsequent discussion occurred when one chat participant type/text asked “what about MI balls?” I am sure that his unintentional injection of humour into the chat, regarding a query about the Michigan State Lottery, was appreciated by all.

Too much emphasis has been placed upon balls.

LT does not adhere to the school of thought that there is a correlation between individual ball differences and the effects upon their appearances in the lottery draws. Even if one assumed, incorrectly, that there was a correlation, would you want to wait 60 draws … possibly a year or more to compile a results history to begin the predictive analysis? Furthermore the lottery corporations are always changing the ball sets and machines to provide themselves with comfort in the belief that the draws are as randomly based as possible in a physical world.

The study of predicting upcoming lotto numbers is a very complex endeavour requiring an analysis of a multitude of numerical variables. In contrast to the belief about balls that is subscribed to by many lottery experts … LT recommends that you forget about balls in your approach to an understanding of effective lottery forecasting.

The following article from the Standards Council of Canada addresses the lottery ball analysis variable very well.

Lotto Ball Testing No Child’s Play

 On average, Canadians purchase 17 million Lotto 649 tickets before each draw. Some lottery enthusiasts even tune in to watch the draw on television, focusing the full force of their psychic abilities on each bouncing lotto ball. If the right numbers don’t come up, disappointed players can be forgiven for cursing the odds, the stars or an unlucky disposition. Just don’t blame the balls.

Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, which oversees Lotto 649 and Super 7, enlists the assistance of sophisticated measuring services to make certain that its machines and balls are beyond reproach. The balls, which are made in France,undergo a variety of tests to determine that they have similar physical characteristics. The goal, say lottery officials, is to ensure that every jackpot number is a truly random occurrence.

Before the balls can make someone’s financial dreams come true, they are sent to Quantum Inspection and Testing Limited, a Burlington, Ontario-based laboratory accredited by the Standards Council of Canada to perform calibration and non-destructive evaluation.

At Quantum, the balls are checked with a micrometer to determine that they are in fact 50 mm in diameter, as they should be. Next they are measured for resiliency – in other words, how well they bounce. This can be done using a measuring device known as a resiliometer, which drops a weight on the ball and measures how far away it is propelled, or by videotaping the balls as they are dropped and measuring the height of their bounce.

The balls are then submerged in water, and their volume determined by how much liquid is displaced. The test subjects are even exposed to an x-ray examination to ensure that there are no impurities or cavities within their solid rubber spheres.

Another laboratory, Ortech Corporation, measures the mass of the balls, and if all is in order, they are ready for the machine.

The policy of Interprovincial Lottery Corporation is that balls vary by no more than five per cent for each test. However, Quantum’s Derek Pilcher suggests that luck, more than science, is behind which ball decides to fall through the trap door of the machines. A variety of experiments have been done using balls of different sizes and weights and it hasn’t seemed to significantly affect the randomness of the results.

“An apple will come through the aperture as often as any of the balls,” says Mr. Pilcher.

Still, for Lotto junkies, it may be comforting to know that Quantum meets a variety of accreditation criteria. Equipment must undergo calibration traceable to the national measurement standards of the National Research Council of Canada. In addition, the laboratory must demonstrate the existence of appropriate human resources and equipment as well as quality and measurement systems.

So the next time your lucky numbers turn out to be not-so-lucky – don’t blame the balls, blame the numbers.

from CONSENSUS – Canada’s News Magazine of Standardization
Volume 23, Number 4 June/July/August 1996

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