Seems like a easy task,etermining the winning numbers in the lottery. You have to pick six numbers, get them and then accurately calculate the probability of all your chosen numbers being picked. In this effort, you must however, brace yourself to accept that the winning numbers are randomly drawn. It is a probability game, after all.

Your chances of selecting six winning lotto numbers have, in fact, the same odds as randomly selecting six numbers from a bag. That’s just the nature of things, some things are easier to do than others. But then, the act of selecting these six numbers on your own hand isn’t quite as hard either, but you do need to work out a few techniques to come up with the holy grail. Some ideas on increasing your odds include:

Prematurely assigning numbers to each ticket – the theory here being that you are keying the numbers in that way that if some of the numbers are picked, you’ll win. In other words, it’s gambling, after all.

Prematurely picking a single number – the theory here being that this is the holy grail. Once you have your chosen single number picked, you won’t actually win, but you’ll be closer to winning and thus winning some money. In effect, gambling, indeed.

combining previous draws – the theory behind this technique is that you are really entrapping the law of the third. As demonstrated by Casals and others, random selection of numbers doesn’t work, while combination’s of numbers works. The problem is, to determine the combination of numbers, you have to collect enough previous draws to have an idea of what to do. In the event you will win, you will of course, not be certain of the sequence you came up with, thus controlling your winnings rather if you’ll win or not. To employ this technique, your selected numbers really have to cover a 20 – 30 number range; and while you can easily cover a 30 number range, it’s harder to cover a 20 – 30. To further enhance your odds at winning, combine your chosen numbers. If your total ranges anywhere from 12 to 16 numbers, then you are more likely to win.

random number selection – rather than pick numbers that are below 30, you can pick numbers that are above 30, if you want to do better. More importantly, if you want to win, you can cover more of the numbers to increase your odds of winning. Just remember that the more numbers you cover, the lower your chances are of winning.

lucky number selection – every one of us has a lucky number, and you can as well. It’s just a matter of knowing which numbers to root for. While you won’t win if you only root for numbers that are lower than 31, you can win if you cover numbers that are higher, though the lower your numbers are, the higher your odds.

other number groups – while the American Lotto has 5 numbers in the a single row, the Canadian and Euro Millions have 6. These number groups rarely appear in combinations. For the European lotteries, the most commonly played numbers are 5, hit twice in the pattern. Canadian players cover the numbers in a random order, whereas EuroMillions players cover the numbers in a stop at three.

The Pokerrepublik Lotto is one of the most frequently played lotteries, meaning that it requires the most number combinations. The European lotteries are more common, meaning that players there cover more numbers in combinations. However, the number of combinations covered by these lotteries is much lower. Players in the United States that purchase a Lotto 6/49 ticket must choose 6 numbers to get a chance to win the jackpot, and selecting more numbers lessens your odds. For European lottery hopefuls, buying a ticket means you would have to put in 6 numbers once, and getting the right 7 numbers means you get to win the jackpot 3 times a lame.

Coverall – this is applied to the majority of lotteries where there are no field/box combinations. Also known as AQ, this means that the numbers you have selected must match precisely from left to right, and bottom to top; once you do match no matter how many times you fail to do so, you win the prize.

two number group – also known as 2by2, 2by3,Triples, or Keys, this method is played with sets of numbers, usually in order ofiddles like 22, 23, 24, 25. Keys can be doubled and the first doubled key becomes the second key. The odds for completing such groupings are lower, but the prizes are bigger.