Different Ways To Pick Your Lottery Numbers


Different Ways To Pick Your Lottery Numbers


Black and white lottery balls.

Different Ways To Pick Your Lottery Numbers


Black and white lottery balls.

According to a published report by NY Sportsday, the average American spent a total of $46 on lottery tickets in 2022. 

This number isn’t surprising. After all, who wouldn’t want a chance at winning a life-changing sum of money? If you’re a regular online bingo or lottery player, you’re probably focused on doing your best to choose those winning numbers. Of course, the results are all up to fate and there’s no surefire way of choosing the best lottery numbers.

That being said, if you’re looking for different approaches to pick your numbers and change things up a bit, you’re in luck. Here’s our round-up of a few methods to try out the next time you splurge on a ticket.

Look at previous draws

There are some lottery players who pick numbers based purely on statistics. They’ll look at a certain portion of previous lottery draws (there are usually charts available on each state lottery’s website) and try to figure out which numbers tend to appear more often and which ones haven’t appeared in a while. Some believe in playing the “hotter” numbers, while others prefer playing the numbers that seem to be “due” a draw. Then there are those who opt to play a combination of both. 

While you might feel as though doing your “homework” gives you an edge, rest assured that previous draws have absolutely no influence on future draws. Also, you can be pretty sure that you won’t be the only player using this approach, so if you’re lucky enough to win a decent amount, you’ll need to be prepared to split it with a few other winners!

Study numerology

Numerology is the study of mystical relationships between numbers, letters, events and patterns. A fool-proof formula for how to pick winning lottery numbers isn’t something anyone has cracked. But if you’re wondering how to pick lottery numbers that you hope will bring you luck, you might want to consider working out your destiny number, life path number etc. Here’s how to go about it.

Your destiny number

This is the number said to help people reach their goals. It’s usually calculated using the Pythagorean system and your full name as it appears on your birth certificate. You’ll need to look at a chart assigning the numbers from one to nine to each letter of the alphabet, writing down each number as it corresponds to each letter of your name. Next, find the sum of all the numbers (such as 62) and then add the remaining numbers until you’re left with a single-digit number. In the case of 62, your destiny number would be 8.

Your life path number

Your life path number is said to reveal your personality. You can calculate it by adding together the numbers representing your birth month, day and year. For example, if you were born on October 18, 1990, your sum would look as follows:

Month: 10

1 + 0 = 1

Day: 18

1 + 8 = 9

Year: 1 + 9 + 9 + 0 = 19

1 + 9 = 10

1+ 0 = 1

Life Path Number: 1 + 9 + 1 = 11

1 + 1 = 2

Use your lucky numbers

Golden lottery balls spell out the word “LUCKY.”

Many people have their own lucky numbers, each deemed “lucky” for various reasons. Perhaps they’re your children’s birth dates or the number(s) you wore on your football jersey in high school. No matter what they are or how they became your favored numbers, they’re sure to personalize your lottery tickets and, hopefully, bring you some luck!

Choose numbers over 31

A huge percentage of lottery players use important dates as their “lucky” numbers. That means that most chosen numbers will be below and including 31. You won’t necessarily increase your chances of winning by selecting numbers higher than 31. But if you do win, you won’t have to split your winnings with quite as many people!

Create a pattern on the grid

In most cases, you’ll need to select your lottery numbers from a grid and mark them off using a pen or pencil. Now’s your chance to be creative and mark your numbers off in the form of a unique pattern. That pattern could be a diagonal or vertical line, a shape, a number or a letter. Just be careful not to mark off more numbers than required.

Follow a system

The Delta system is the most popular system for choosing numbers among lottery players. It’s quite a complex mathematical system, but many players swear by it. Luckily, there are various Delta system calculators available online to do the brainwork for you if math isn’t your strong suit.

Choose numbers at random

A hand takes out a folded yellow paper from among other folded yellow and purple papers in a glass vase.

The numbers for the lottery are drawn at random, so why not choose a number at random? If you like, you can choose numbers randomly once and then play the same numbers every time you buy a ticket (obviously, you can do the same for your lucky or more meaningful numbers as well.)

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