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Is it mathematically possible to predict the winning lottery numbers?

Wed 23 Mar 2016, By Lisa Bonnet
Is it Mathematically possible to predict the winning lottery numbers

Maybe, if you can spot the loopholes. There a few lottery players out there that don't wish for luck, they believe in making their own.

Each player has their own strategy of choosing their numbers and then there are those that believe, with all their might, that Math does play a role.

The opposite is true for some. Most individuals' selections for lottery games are often based on birth dates, dreams and lucky numbers, all of which are sources that are devoid of rational mathematical foundation. So is it really possible that using mathematical formulas can help you predict the next round of winning numbers?

We have seen many brilliant math geeks in our time who have used their computational skills to make big bucks, playing the lottery. They simply used their knowledge to their own advantage and figured out a system just for the fun of it, with great rewards.

Math genius, Mohan Srivastava used his statistical skills, not to get rich, but to rather crack the code on lottery scratch cards. Crack it he did and he discovered that there were clear patters in the numbers on many game cards including the tic-tac-toe version which allowed him to predict which cards would be winners. Srivastava went on to prove that by applying these same mathematic principles, or adaptations of them, you could predict the winning numbers of the next lottery.

Then there is Joan Ginther, who holds a PhD in math from Stanford and is a former statistics professor, who used her math skills to help her win her four million-dollar-plus jackpots in the Texas Lottery. The odds of someone winning four jackpots is one in eighteen septillion - possible but highly improbable. I do believe that her math degree helped her to win four times over although there is still a lot speculation that she was just incredibly lucky.

No matter what you believe, math or no math, may the odds be occasionally in your favor.