The 4 ways of choosing Lottery Numbers
For lottery fans, it can be a matter of contention as to how they pick lotto numbers, as many players are divided as to what the best method of selecting these lines is.
It can be a subject of raging debate, of course, because the right digits lead to enormous, life-changing cash prizes.
So it is little wonder lucky numbers are a tried-and-tested means of playing the lotto, with some people having a dozen or more they like to use interchangeably in their lottery entries.
Committing to a sequence
Whether they are significant numbers or not, there is a steadfast school of hardcore lottery fans who only play the same sequence of numbers week in and week out, because statistically, their chosen digits are likely to be selected at some point.
Anybody who plays this way, though, may find they have to continue using this selection of numbers for every draw because altering it or skipping a game could lead to heartbreak if their sequence suddenly appears in the lottery results.
Superstition is very important to many lotto fans, with some using their environment to tell them what numbers they should choose.
In Cuba, a tradition called La Charada affixes a symbol to every number from 1-100 and whatever a player has seen during the day could then be an indication that they should play the corresponding digit.
Somebody who believes in La Charada – which has roots in China- would play the number ten if they saw a fish, while 24 is a pigeon.
Finally, one of the most popular means of choosing lottery numbers is via a Quick Pick random number selector, sometimes known as a lucky dip.
This means numbers are selected at random by a computer, meaning the lottery fan does not have to spend time remembering lucky digits or committing to a familiar sequence.