The Lottery Wheeling System Myth
Lottery wheeling systems are not some mystical mathematical secret. It doesn't take a degree from the university of lottery wheeling.
But let's kick off with the single most crucial fact you have to know about any lottery wheeling system. You'd be forgiven for not knowing it. You're not supposed to. Otherwise you wouldn't spend money on the 'gurus' wheeling systems.
FACT: Wheeling does not increase your chances of winning the lottery.
Ouch. Surely that's the only reason to wheel lottery numbers, isn't it?!
Let's back up for just a second, and briefly define what wheeling means. Wheeling lottery numbers is about picking a group of numbers, and generating every possible lottery entry from those numbers.
For example, if we're playing a pick 6 lottery, and we picked a group of 7 numbers - say the numbers 1 to 7 - we write down all the possible entries using those numbers:
01 02 03 04 05 06
01 02 03 04 05 07
01 02 03 04 06 07
01 02 03 05 06 07
01 02 04 05 06 07
01 03 04 05 06 07
02 03 04 05 06 07
And those are the numbers you would play. That's it really. Of course, the number of lines gets bigger very fast when you add a larger pool of numbers. Covering just 9 numbers requires 84 entries!
But there's no need to delve into any complicated formulae to prove that lottery wheeling simply cannot increase your chances of winning.
Each single lottery entry has the same chance of winning. It wouldn't be a fair lottery otherwise. So if you buy 10 entries, you get 10 times the chance of winning. And of course, it doesn't matter how those numbers were picked, an entry is an entry. So pick 10 entries entirely at random and you have the same chance as 10 entries picked using a wheeling system.
You will notice the bigger, more visible vendors of wheeling systems are careful how their claims are phrased. Wheeling does increase your chances... IF it means you end up buying more lottery entries than you normally would. But it isn't wheeling that is increasing your chances, it's buying more entries.
But the wheeling myth prevails, carried forward by people who have read the careful wording and misunderstood what is really happening. Wheeling itself will not increase your chances of winning, because only buying more entries can do that.