The title of this page is misleading. The most frequently asked question is “how do I win the lottery?” The best way to win the lottery is to play the lottery. You cannot win if you don’t play. This is self evident and you might be wondering if there is a system that will allow you to beat the odds.

The only system to get rich off of a lottery is to invent a system and sell it online. You will get rich quite fast that way. Lotteries are games of hazard, not unlike casino games. Playing the lottery is a gamble, albeit with a very small wager.

The interesting thing about how lottery numbers are selected is that each number has an equal chance of coming up. This means that any string of numbers can be a winner. You might be playing El Gordo, for instance, and the winning numbers could theoretically be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. It might seem absurd and you might tell yourself that it is terribly unlikely, but it is actually just as likely as the numbers being 23, 11, 41, 39, 33, 8. Both number combinations are equally valid in a lottery game.

To dispel notions about how statistical systems work, remember one thing: numbers are never “due”. You might keep track of the numbers that have come up and identify a number that hasn’t come up in a while and think it is statistically more likely to come because its turn is coming up. This would be wrong. That string of numbers from before, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 might come up two weeks in a row and it would be perfectly within the bounds of how probabilities work. It is unlikely, but it can happen.