Playing the lottery is fun and many people do it. However, many people also have certain theories about lotteries that are simply not true. In this article, I examine some of the most popular lotto myths and debunk these theories with real lottery facts.
Here are some of the most popular lotto myths and the facts that debunk them:
Myth #1: The lottery is fixed.
Fact:: Many people might believe that the lottery is fixed. Maybe it’s because they have been playing it for years and have never won or because they know dozens of people that play and have never won it either. In actuality, unless they personally know millions of people, they are unlikely to personally know a lottery winner. Lotteries, by design, are difficult to win. If you don’t win it in your lifetime, that’s perfectly normal.
Myth #2: Playing the same numbers every week increases your odds of winning.
Fact: The lottery is purely random. That means that past results don’t influence future results. If you play the same lottery numbers every week, you have the exact same chances of winning, going forward, as someone who buys a quick pick ticket every week.
Myth #3: You are more likely to win with “hot” numbers.
Fact: In the past few draws, there may have been certain numbers that were drawn more than the others. But that doesn’t mean they are hot and more likely to be drawn in the future. Like I already established, the lotto is random, meaning that past results don’t influence the future.
Myth #4: You should play “cold” numbers because they are “due” to be drawn.
fact: If hot numbers cannot help you win, then either can cold numbers, for the exact same reasons.
Myth #5: Carrying a lucky charm can help you win the lotto.
Fact: This may be a popular strategy by some lottery players. It doesn’t hurt to try, but it also doesn’t work. Don’t believe me? Ok, then try it – Bring a lucky coin with you, or a rabbit’s foot, or whatever is lucky for you the next time you buy a lottery ticket. If you don’t win, it means that I just proved my point.