If you want to win the lottery, you need a lotto number. But, how can you determine which numbers to choose? Many people try to select lucky numbers based on their birthdays, children’s birthdays or other significant dates. Others use their ages or the ages of relatives. And some people try to pick numbers that have been drawn frequently in the past.
While selecting the most frequently drawn numbers might seem like a good idea, you’ll have to share the prize with several other winners if you do this. A better way to pick your numbers might be to look up the frequency chart for previous drawings. This will show you how often each number has been drawn over a certain time frame, but you should try to find a chart that covers the longest possible time period.
A former Multi-State Lottery Association security worker in Urbandale, Iowa, was convicted of lottery fraud last year and admitted that he had warned his employers that computer software used to randomly draw winning numbers was flawed. The Register investigated this claim and found that identical numbers had been drawn in drawing after drawing across the nation, including two Wisconsin SuperCash! games that drew the same six numbers within 10 days of each other in 2006. These results, combined with the conviction and sentencing of Tipton, have raised concerns about the fairness and integrity of the national lottery system.