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Can You Predict Lottery Numbers?

February 27th, 2014 · Read 66 Comments...

Prediction. Credit: Patrick Feller @ Flickr[This is the continuation of a discussion that originated on my reviews of lottery systems page. It was getting too long there so I've brought it over here to a new post for reply]

We pick up the discussion with a comment left by Andy. Now, I’m NOT picking on Andy :-), it’s just that his comment is very typical of the way a lot of people think about systems and predicting numbers. Read More

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When Is Random Really Random..?

August 1st, 2013 · Read 24 Comments...

Random. Credit: torley @ FlickrWhen you’re playing the lottery random matters. Because you want to know that you have a fair chance of winning.

There are an awful lot of people however who don’t believe the lottery is really random, and that they can ‘get an edge’ by analysing results and trying to predict what comes next. Read More

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Lucky Places To Buy Lottery Tickets?

June 17th, 2013 · Read 4 Comments...

luckylotterystores[Q] Why are some places luckier than others when it comes to buying tickets? How come some stores sell more winning tickets than others? And should I get my ticket there instead?

[A] These are all reasonable questions. There are a lot of supposedly ‘lucky places’ to buy your ticket. So why not get your ticket from those places instead of your usual retailer? Read More

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Oooh, 10/11/12, Feel Lucky?

November 10th, 2012 · Read 8 Comments...

Guess what, today is 10/11/12… oooh, spooky ;-)

spooky 10/11/12 today

So will you be playing any particular special numbers tonight..?

I’m willing to bet there’s going to be an awful lot of people playing the numbers 10, 11 and 12.

And you know what that means?

That’s right. Every time otherwise sensible people play popular numbers, another lottery fairy dies. Read More

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Duplicate Lottery Tickets: Illinois Lottery’s Quick Pick Glitch

May 6th, 2012 · Read Comment...

duplicate ticket glitch. Image credit: Cirofono @FlickrIt was red faces all round at the Illinois lottery company last week.

About 3,000 duplicate quick-pick lottery tickets were issued!

Now that’s embarrassing.

[It was a software problem and only affected players in Illinois, USA]

How Could This Happen?

Lottery terminals were being upgraded over the weekend, and part of the software upgrade process caused a problem with quick pick numbers not being cleared down properly. Read More

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