How Should Players Choose Their Lottery Numbers?

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Choosing Lottery Numbers

Millions of people play lotteries.

So millions of people have to make a choice each draw on what numbers to play.


Players generally have 4 options for choosing their numbers:

  1. Play their favorite lottery numbers.
  2. Have the lottery choose their numbers.
  3. Miscellaneous categories.
  4. Play systematically chosen numbers.

Let's do a deeper dive into each of these approaches.

Play Their Favorite Lottery Numbers

Some people have a set of lottery numbers they call their own.

These lottery numbers usually have some significance in the player's lives including:

  • - birthdays of the player, family members
  • - anniversaries, graduations
  • - favorite numbers
  • - numbers from a dream
  • - team jerseys
  • - garbage day cycle
  • - combinations of some or all the above

There are endless possibilities.

These numbers may already be memorized, so they will be easy to play and to verify on draw days.

These players may already subscribe to a service with their numbers, or have a player form already filled out ready to go.

One drawback with favorite numbers is uniqueness.

There is no guarantee that the player is the only person playing these numbers.

They could be the only one, however there could be dozens with the same numbers.

Another drawback is that individual's choices of numbers are considered random to the lottery.

Every person is unique, and given the number of players in a lottery, if everyone played their own numbers, that is a lot of random numbers.

Have the Lottery Choose Their Numbers

Players who play ad-hoc usually have a tendancy to choose a "Quick Pick", "Random Selection", "Lucky Dip", "Easy Pick" or "Auto Pick".

Whatever name you know it as, this method has the lottery choose numbers for them.

Unfortunately the selection process at the ticket kiosk is always random.

Although random sounds good, it is not the most efficient method of choosing numbers for a lottery.

Random numbers create duplicates, and anytime duplicates are introduced, it will take longer to get all lottery sequences.

It is good for the lottery because it allows a quick sale of tickets, and easy for the player...."One quick pick please".

According to, 70% of people who play the lotteries do so with random numbers.

Miscellaneous Categories

Miscellaneous would cover any methods or techniques currently not covered above.

Players may choose other lottery websites which also generate lottery ticket numbers.

However, based on our research, all websites with the exception of ours generate their lottery numbers using the randomly generated number method.

Another miscellaneous method is if someone thinks they have a system. Note: This is NOT the same as systematic.

This could involve deriving numbers based on statistics of a given lottery, such as most frequently drawn numbers, or least frequently drawn numbers.

Other methods could be ritualistic or habitual.

People may grab the first numbers they see while reading the newspaper.

The first numbers they see on license plates on the way to work.

Some people may ask their pets. Posing numbers to a dog or cat and watch their reaction is an interesting way of getting lottery numbers.

None of these "Miscellaneous" methods have any merit because they will not work with the randomness of lottery numbers. (Sorry Fido).

These numbers could almost be categorized as favorites but the numbers change for every draw.

However these numbers are derived, the player of one of these methods must still fill in a lottery sheet to play their numbers, so to the player it is the same process when purchasing a ticket from a reseller as though they played their favorite numbers.

Play Systematically Chosen Numbers

This is the niche we are filling in. This method is new and has merit.

We are systematically choosing numbers from a pool of available numbers per lottery.

Set pools of numbers with all combinations for a lottery.

The ticket buying process will be similar to other methods.

The player would visit our site and be provided the next sequence from our pool.

They would then fill out the lottery form with the numbers provided by our systematic method.

Collectively, it makes sense to play lotteries with our systematically chosen numbers.

Systematic selections offer:

  1. All possible combinations.
  2. The least amount of tries to go through all combinations.
  3. There are no duplicates (unless there is a pool reset).

The systematic method makes the most sense for players because collectively it is a move away from the randomness factor of choosing lottery numbers.

The biggest downfall of random numbers is it creates duplicates.

Out of all the options listed, the first three are considered random. If you check out our blog article, Increase your Odds at Winning the Lottery, you will mathematically see the disadvantages of playing the lottery with random selections.

Let's move away from random selections.

Start playing the smarter way.

Start playing systematically.

Chosen numbers are the way to go.