A Pot of Gold at the End of a Rainbow

April 1, 2018

A Pot of Gold at the End of a Rainbow

Sometimes a lucky jackpot winner finds out that he or she is not the only owner of the spoken for millions. Even with such large and totally tax free jackpots that are often won by people from nine European countries through the Euromillions lottery it is still quite bitter o realize that the prize sum will be divided into two, three or even more parts. This happens when more than one winner crossed out the same numbers in their lottery ticket. How does it happen at all? The probability of someone winning a lottery is fantastically scarce from the Math’s point of view, but the probability of several people winning simultaneously should be infinitely lower still, or not?

The truth is that there is a perfectly logical explanation for this paradox. All of the winners of Euromillions or any other honest lottery that chose the same number combination had been driven by common human logic, which makes us all react in a similar way and choose the seemingly “random” numbers accordingly. If you want to have a jackpot all for yourself then there are ways to act “outside the box” lottery-wise. Let’s analyze this “exclusive” strategy on an example of the Euromillions lottery.

There are five numbers to choose on the range from 1 to 50 plus there are also two “lucky star” numbers where you get to pick variants from 1 to 11. The majority of numbers used for the first 5 balls by most of the Euromillions lottery will be ranging from 1 to 31 because people tend to include Birthdays when filling in a lottery ticket. Dealing with the numbers higher than 32, you have better chances of getting the prize money all for yourself. It is harder to predict for the two “lucky stars”, but there is also one curious anti-trend there that you could use for your exclusive jackpot hunting.

People tend to shy away from the numbers that outplayed in the previous drawing. But the problem is that the Universal random is not as perfectly and digitally random as we would like to think. It is totally random – up to the point where two “lucky stars” got repeated number for number in the November 2011 drawing of Euromillions the results turned out to be “4, 12, 24, 39, 44 +2, 4” as of Friday 18th and “16, 18, 24, 38, 40 +2,4” – no human following the typical human logic could have imagined such a repetition. Quite understandably the jackpot remained untouched both of the drawings.

Other popular trend among the lottery fans and strategists is the usage of generally “lucky” and “unlucky” numbers. Watch out for 1, 7, 11, 13, 21, 44 and the “answer to life, Universe and everything”-related 42. The number code from the “Lost” island survival TV series used to be a booming trend a little while ago, but now it subsided to the point of non-existence. So stay away from the numbers youwantto put the stakes on and you can win much more than expected if you really are destined to win in a lottery.