OK, it’s been a few days since my last post and it’s time to report back on my findings. I’ve done some research and lurked around various lottery forums looking for lotto tips and the one thing that really stuck in my mind is the importance of strategy. If you want to win the lotto then you need to choose an intelligent spread of numbers.

Obviously 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are unlikely to win anything and apparently every lottery win there has ever been has resulted from a different set of numbers. So, when you’ve chosen your lucky lottery numbers find a comprehensive archive of winning numbers for your chosen lottery and if your selection matches with a previous winning combination then choose some different ones.

Also, when you’re choosing your numbers don’t base them on birthdays of friends and family otherwise you’ll never select anything above 31!

Now, I’m a fairly hands-on kind of a person and I like to understand what I’m doing as best I can so a lottery number generator or magical number picker isn’t for me. I want a good, solid lottery system that I can operate with a pencil and paper. I must admit I’m quite intrigued by the concept of improving your chances through a mathematical model developed by a Belgian boffin called Stefan Vandevelde. It’s called “If you can’t win the lottery then change its rules” which struck me as a very catchy title ;-)

There are a lot of books out there on how best to maximise your chances of getting a big win so I’m going to do some more lurking on the lottery forums to see if I can get some more recommendations.

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If you won the lottery…

5 December 2011

A friend of mine once said to me “If you won a million of anything (pounds, dollars, euros etc) you wouldn’t be able to spend the interest”.

This is going back a bit to a time when a million of any major currency was worth a lot more than it is today, but still, that struck me as quite a statement. “Crikey”, I thought, “what a staggering lack of imagination.”

So, for the rest of the evening I was thinking of all the things I could do if I knew how to pick winning numbers for the lottery. There are the usual toys you could get (TV, stereo, pool table), you could set to work drinking it and partying your way to an early grave, you could buy a big house, the list goes on.

Eventually, that train of thought struck me as another staggering lack of imagination and so I started to think about setting up charitable trusts, helping out friends and family, working hard to double my money, etc. The truth is, I still wouldn’t know what to do with a big lotto win but I have a better idea than before.

But let’s face it, this is all just one big day-dream without the big fat jackpot to back it up and that’s what this site is all about. I’m going to be looking into the best, most effective way to narrow the odds and pick the best lotto numbers.